It’s February and the year’s most romantic holiday is approaching fast.
Need some inspiration for the perfect way to celebrate your loved one? What about something that also supports the conservation of animals both locally and around the world? Look no further – below we’ve compiled a list of ten wild, conservation-themed presents for that special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Adelaide Zoo animal experiences
Adelaide Zoo is home to over 2,500 incredible native and exotic animals and offers a number of exciting ways you can see them up close. From spending the day experiencing what it’s like to be a zoo keeper or feeding our cheeky penguins to getting within a whisker of our majestic big cats or feeling the weight of a lemur on your lap, we’re sure there’s a behind-the-scenes experience just right for your sweetheart.
Want to give your other half something they’ll never forget? How about the experience of entering the heart of the lions’ den and coming nose-to-nose with some pretty ferocious animals? Book a hair-raising Lions 360 experience at Monarto Zoo and you and your loved one could be hand feeding our impressive pride of lions in no time. Bookings are highly recommended.
Give me a Klue
Remember when Kluet, our incredible male Sumatran Orangutan, released his debut single in 2016? Using his keeper’s Garage Band app, Kluet put together a minimalist jazz piece that won hearts all over the world. What’s more is you choose how much you pay for the track and all proceeds go towards giving our resident Sumatran Orangutans interesting, challenging and fun enrichment items. That’s music to our ears!
Can you think of a cooler way to say you care than adopting an animal for someone? You’ll be giving the gift of providing animals like our Sumatran Tigers, Chimpanzees or White-cheeked Gibbons with plenty of extra treats and stimulating enrichment.
Monarto Zoo animal experiences
As if Monarto Zoo’s open plains and incredible animals aren’t enough to fill your significant other with joy, did you know you can participate in a bunch of experiences that allow you to get to know the animals that little bit better? From hand feeding our impressive giraffes or getting the chance to meet and greet our charismatic cheetah coalition, we promise there’s something for everyone!
Cards that help conservation
Why buy regular cards when you can delight your loved ones with a quirky and adorable zoo card? Proceeds from the sale of our gift cards go directly towards the care of the animal on the front cover, meaning it’s not only special for your person but also for our animals.
We all know the zoo makes a great date destination so why not give the gift of a year’s worth of visits? With a Zoos SA annual membership, your loved one will be able to visit as often as they like for free over a one-year period. Now that’s a lot of love to give!
Beads for Wildlife
Want to keep it simple with a cute key ring or bracelet? By buying a Beads for Wildlife souvenir from our gift shops, you’ll be helping to provide relief and support for both wildlife and local communities in northern Kenya. Plus, they’re super cute!
Homewares make fantastic gifts; even more so beautiful coloured flags that make a difference to the lives of some incredible Zambian students! There are 14 different Chitenge flags to purchase, with each one representing one of the students coming to Australia this year as part of the Tisamale Global Exchange program. The proceeds from the sale of the flags contributes directly to their airfares to Australia.
Ah, the teddy bear – a classic Valentine’s Day gift. As part of the OTRGive program, On The Run are releasing a number of limited edition teddy bears just in time for the February occasion. Head in store to grab one and select Zoos SA as your OTRGive partner and we’ll receive $6 towards creating stimulating enrichment for our animal residents.