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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Help name our adorable Cheetah cubs!

Monarto Zoo’s adorable Cheetah cubs need names! At almost four months old, the little cubs weigh in at just over 7kg each now and are growing everyday under the watchful eye of doting mum Kesho. Keepers have named one little…

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It’s time to rethink the zoo

What do the Pygmy Blue-Tongue Lizard, Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby and Przewalski’s Horse all have in common? Well, for one thing they’ve all been on the brink of extinction; for another, they very likely wouldn’t be around today if not for the…

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Cheetah cubs in perfect health!

Yesterday, our five adorable Cheetah cubs received their first health check. During the check-up, the eight-week-old cubs were micro-chipped, received their first round of vaccinations and were given a full body examination. We’re thrilled to have four little girls and…

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First check-up for our Cheetah cubs

Sophie Hueppauff Monarto Zoo’s five adorable cheetah cubs have been growing fast and today will have their very first health check! During the check-up, the eight-week-old cubs will be microchipped, receive their first round of vaccinations and will be given…

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Prickly news from Monarto Zoo

We’re excited to share the news some prickly new friends have joined the Monarto Zoo family, with two African Crested Porcupines moving in! Meet Oliver and Rita, who took up residence in a new habitat near the visitor centre last month. The…

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Two baby giraffes in two weeks!

Another not-so-little baby has joined the Monarto Zoo family with the birth of an adorable giraffe calf this morning. Born to fourth-time mum Kinky in the early hours of the morning, the youngster was discovered by zoo staff in the…

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Giraffe on the move

Last Monday, one of Monarto Zoo’s male giraffe, Ajabu, was moved back to his paddock with our bachelor giraffe group after visiting the female herd at waterhole for breeding. Ajabu was moved into the waterhole habitat last year to mingle…

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Monarto Zoo mourns the loss of Southern White Rhino

Monarto Zoo is mourning the loss of our 18-month-old Southern White Rhino Tundu, who tragically passed away yesterday. Preliminary results indicate Tundu experienced significant internal blood loss, most likely from a traumatic injury, possibly caused by some incident involving the…

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Welcome to a not-so-little giraffe calf

We are thrilled to announce the birth of an adorable giraffe calf at Monarto Zoo. Born at 10:45am this morning to fourth-time mum Myeisha, the calf is the first giraffe born at Monarto Zoo in eight years. Giraffe keeper Vaughan…

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Five Cheetah cubs born at Monarto Zoo

Five incredibly cute and feisty felines have joined the Monarto Zoo family, with the birth of a healthy litter of Cheetah cubs to first-time mum Kesho. Born on Friday, 24 March, the almost two-week-old cubs are an exciting addition to…

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Baby boom at Monarto Zoo

 Over the past month, our ungulate keeping team has been kept busy, with the birth of a Przewalski’s Horse foal, Addax and Scimitar-horned Oryx! Born on 13 March, the adorable Przewalski’s Horse foal is one of more than 50 of the species to…

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Lifeline for endangered Mallee Emu-wren

Mallee Emu-wrens are facing serious trouble in the wild. In fact, in 2014 the last known population was all but wiped out in South Australia during the summer bush fires. But now, thanks to our planned breeding program, these tiny birds are…

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Saving the Pygmy Blue-tongue

Last year, we were thrilled to announce a world-first in conservation with the successful captive breeding of 14 endangered Pygmy Blue-tongue Lizards. This year, we are proud to continue this success with 12 neonate Pygmy Blue-tongues joining the Monarto Zoo family! Our…

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Something BIG has moved into Monarto Zoo

Introducing Shandu, the world’s largest rhino sculpture! Created by international artists Gille and Mark and originally installed on Bondi Beach, Shandu is a powerful reminder of the plight of rhinos in the wild. The heartbreaking reality is one rhino is…

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Meet Monarto Zoo’s adorable bilby twins

We’re hopping with excitement to introduce you to the newest members of the Monarto Zoo family, bouncing Greater Bilby twins born to doting mum Abi. The adorable siblings are among ten bilbies to be born at Monarto and Adelaide Zoos over…

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Meet Monarto Zoo’s newest resident

Meet Innes the Cheetah! Arriving from National Zoo and Aquarium, Innes brings our total Cheetah coalition to six. Keepers say he is settling in well and hope he will one day play an important role as part of the international breeding program…

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Baby boom for Monarto Zoo’s Eland

What could possibly be better than an adorable Eland calf? How about nine! Monarto Zoo is celebrating the birth of nine of these amazing antelopes last month, with a few more expected to join our herd of 20 over the…

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Chimpmas cheer at Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s cheeky chimps received an early Christmas surprise today as Santa Claus made the first stop on his present-delivery schedule. Our troop of eight chimps have been extra good this year to make sure the chimp habitat was the…

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Saving the White Rhino

Hopes are high for the pitter-patter of little rhino feet at Monarto Zoo as our male and female White Rhinos are introduced for the breeding season. Monarto Zoo’s keeping team is working to to continue our White Rhino breeding success with…

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Monarto Zoo wins People’s Choice Awards

We’re roaring with excitement to let you know Monarto Zoo has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Brand South Australia Regional Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to regional South Australia and we…

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Enzi turns one!

Today at Monarto Zoo, we partied chimp-style to celebrate a very special occasion. Enzi our beautiful baby chimp turned one! Keepers treated the birthday boy to a party complete with presents, a watermelon cake and decorations. Zoo staff went to great…

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Nutella thriving in the wild post-release

We’re delighted to share the news one of Monarto Zoo’s former residents is thriving in the wild!  Nutella, one of our female Tasmanian Devils, was released in late August at Stony Head on Tasmania’s north coast. Two weeks ago, Nutella was…

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Four Przewalski’s Horse foals born this year

Keepers at Monarto Zoo are delighted to announce the birth of four Przewalski’s Horse foals born this year. The Przewalski’s horse, which is native to Mongolia, is the world’s only remaining wild horse. Monarto Zoo Senior Ungulate Keeper Mark Mills said Monarto Zoo…

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A chimp’s life

Monarto Zoo’s chimp troop is like a second family to Senior Chimpanzee Keeper, Laura Hanley. Having worked with the chimps for since the first males arrived at the zoo in 2009, she knows all the ins and outs of daily…

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Meet our handsome little devils!

Four adorable little devils have joined the Monarto Zoo family! Last week, four Tasmanian Devil joeys received their first health check where they were weighed, micro-chipped and given a visual check by our veterinary and keeping team. The check-up also…

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A Devilish Native Experience

Tassie Devil released into the wild

This week our Natives Keeping Team at Monarto Zoo was involved with a very special project. Reuben, one of our male Tasmanian Devils, was chosen for wild-release in Tasmania as part of the Wild Devil Recovery Project. Listed as endangered in…

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Congratulations to our Chief Executive Elaine Bensted on receiving the #telstrabizwomen 'for purpose and social enterprise' award tonight.

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