Baby joy for our chimpanzee troop

There’s an adorable new addition to Monarto Zoo that’s guaranteed to make your heart melt – a newborn chimpanzee! We are jumping with joy to announce first-time mum Hannah gave birth to her healthy baby girl at about 10pm on…

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Baby surprise for Mallee Emu-wren recovery team

A group of endangered Mallee Emu-wrens have recently given us a lot to celebrate! Following two translocations which saw 78 Mallee Emu-wrens released in Ngarkat Conservation Park, we’re excited to announce the tiny birds are thriving in their new home…

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Monarto Zoo animals beat the heat

As the heatwave comes to a close, here’s a look behind the scenes at how our dedicated keepers have kept the animals nice and cool! During warmer weather, keepers incorporate varied and engaging hot weather enrichment programs into each of…

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A tribute to Nakula

Nakula the cheetah was one of the first cubs born at Monarto Zoo. Read on as Keeper Michelle Lloyd shares a beautiful story in honour of the legacy Nakula left behind. Words and photos by Michelle Lloyd. “2003 was a…

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Black-cockatoo Adelaide Zoo

A big win for the future of some special birds

The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-cockatoo is in trouble. Classified as endangered in the wild, these striking birds are sadly losing their habitats at a rapid rate. Feeding only on the fruit of native Stringybark and Buloke trees, these cockies are struggling…

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Three new lions roar into Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s majestic African Lion pride has grown by three thanks to the arrival of new males Kashka, Kubwa and Kito! Excited keepers welcomed the boys yesterday evening after they made the journey over from Melbourne Zoo. The lively felines…

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Stripy baby joy at Monarto Zoo!

What’s black and white and cute all over? Our new baby zebra, of course! We are very excited to announce Monarto Zoo has welcomed an adorable newborn zebra foal. The little one was discovered by keepers last Wednesday after being…

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Cheetah cubs Monarto Zoo

Our feisty cubs have names!

Our four cheeky Cheetah cubs are growing bigger every day and delighting keepers with their playful personalities. And we’re pleased to announce they now have some adorable names to match! After receiving more than 600 votes as part of our…

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Fast cheetah facts

Our little cheetah cubs are getting ready to meet you! We are so proud of how second-time mum Kesho has raised her beautiful cubs in the private den. Now at three months old, the three little girls and one boy…

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Mallee Emu-wren release Zoos SA

Very special Mallee Emu-wrens return home

Some very special little wrens have returned home to South Australia, marking a huge contribution to the conservation program working to save their species. Forty endangered Mallee Emu-wrens were recently released into a protected area in Ngarkat Conservation Park in…

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Cheetah cub health check

Cheeky cubs given clean bill of health

Yesterday, our four adorable cheetah cubs had their very first visit with the vet! During their check-up, the cubs were microchipped, received their first round of vaccinations and were given full-body examinations to determine their sex and general health. We’re…

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Scarlett joins herd with Irwins by her side

Australia’s biggest giraffe herd has grown with the arrival of 12-month-old Scarlett! After travelling more than 2000 kilometers and spending 30 days in quarantine, Scarlett was officially welcomed into Monarto Zoo’s giraffe herd this month. The lofty beauty was born…

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Monarto Zoo welcomes new cheetah cubs!

Four charming and feisty felines have joined the Monarto Zoo family after Kesho the cheetah gave birth last week. The healthy cubs – born Monday 21 May – are an exciting addition to the zoo family and Kesho’s second litter…

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Cheetah cubs due at Monarto Zoo

Prepare for the pitter patter of paws at Monarto Zoo – Kesho the Cheetah is pregnant! The adorable addition are due this month, and will be the second litter of cubs Kesho has birthed in two years. Monarto Zoo keeper…

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Monarto Zoo app

Monarto Zoo launches new interactive app

Monarto Zoo’s interactive new app has arrived just in time for the school holidays. The traditional way visitors experience Monarto Zoo will be transformed by technology that pushes information straight to your iPhone, Android phone or any Bluetooth enabled device….

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Monarto Zoo new chimps

Two new chimps swing into Monarto Zoo

We’re excited to share the news that two new chimps have joined Monarto Zoo’s Chimpanzee troop! Meet Hannah and Lani, two curious girls who are busy settling in after making the journey from Taronga Zoo in Sydney earlier this month….

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Greater Bilby enters burrow at night.

Boost for bilbies in the wild

The wild bilby population received a boost last month, with eight of the iconic and rare marsupials released into Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary in Western Australia, including two Monarto Zoo bred bilbies. Four-year-old male Greater Bilby Yarli…

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Monarto Zoo cheetah

Racing to save the world’s fastest cat

Today is World Cheetah Day and we’re celebrating all things spotty, fluffy and speedy! There are a million things we could say about these elegant cats, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to let you know a little bit…

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Giraffe calves at Monarto Zoo

Saving our gentle giants

Experts are calling it the silent extinction. As the world’s tallest animal, and easily one of the most recognisable around the globe, it’s hard to fathom that we could be losing giraffe right before our eyes. But the reality is,…

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Lions 360 ready and roaring to go

South Australia’s newest attraction – Lions 360 fed to you by ElectraNet – will be officially launched today ahead of being opened to the public from this Saturday. Zoos SA Chief Executive Elaine Bensted said visitors would be able to…

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Meet our newest little devils!

Meet the newest members of the Monarto Zoo family, four adorable Tasmanian Devil joeys! Born in April to mum Jolene, these fluffy and feisty adorable marsupials received their very first health check last week where they were weighed, micro-chipped and given a…

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The Meerkat baby boom continues

Meet Monarto Zoo’s newest and most adorable residents – two pint-sized Meerkat pups! Meet Monarto Zoo’s newest and most adorable residents – two pint-sized Meerkat pups! Born on 16 August to proud first-time parents Eanie and Roho, the two little…

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