Waterhole Function Centre

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Corporate Events Planning a board meeting, corporate strategy day or business conference?  There is no better place than in the surroundings of our African Savannah. We work closely with our clients to tailor the perfect work corporate event to your needs, complete with…

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Chimpanzee

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Meet our cheeky chimps! Monarto Zoo is home to eleven cheeky chimpanzees! The group consists of four adult females, four males, two juvenile females and one juvenile male. The females within the troop consist of the alpha female Zombi and Galatea,…

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Christmas Packages

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The Monarto Zoo Waterhole Function Centre is situated on the edge of the Africa precinct. Immerse your guests in a wild African experience enjoying stunning views of Monarto’s African animals. The scenic venue boasts a variety of dining options, from gourmet BBQ’s and stand…

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Nyala

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Meet our incredible Nyalas! Monarto Zoo is home to six fascinating Nyala. Females Thandi and Zuri, along with male Alberto, have called Monarto Zoo home since 2017 after making the journey from Werribee Open Range Zoo in Victoria. Since then,…

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African Painted Dogs

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Meet our playful dogs! Monarto Zoo is home to a pack of three African Painted Dogs, Jengo, Itanya and Gibby.  Jengo is the proud father of female Itanya and male Gibby, who were born in January 2016 as part of the…

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Black Rhinoceros

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Meet our radiant rhinos! Monarto Zoo is currently one of only two Australian zoos that house the magnificent Black Rhinoceros. Our two males, Induna and Sentwali, came to Monarto from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 2007. Induna, meaning chief, was…

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Meerkat

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Meet our merry meerkats! Monarto’s meerkat mob consists of six siblings, all of who were born in Melbourne Zoo in 2012. Digby, Scout, Dugless, Sandy, Mealworm and Trench are a hyperactive bunch who are always on the move, constantly digging…

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African Crested Porcupine

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Meet our prickly porcupines! Monarto Zoo is home to two beautiful African Crested Porcupines, Oliver and Rita. The pair, both born in 2015, arrived in April 2017 after making the journey from Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas, USA. The two…

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Giraffe

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Meet our ginormous giraffe! Monarto Zoo houses the largest giraffe herd in Australia. Five females inhabit our drive-through habitat while a bachelor group of five bulls are housed in an off-limits area of the zoo. The first calf was born…

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Chimp Viewing Platform

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Come face to face with our closest living ancestors. The chimp exhibit is home to our cheeky chimp family!  An amazing function space for a cocktail event or informal breakfast, the chimp platform is undercover but outdoors and conveniently located near the visitor centre….

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Giraffe Viewing Platform

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Experience Australia’s largest giraffe herd from Monarto Zoo’s giraffe viewing platform. This unique venue is just a 2-3 minute walk from the function centre and allows your guests to marvel at Monarto’s magnificent giraffes whilst enjoying the rolling landscape backdrop of the…

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Spotted Hyena

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Meet our inquisitive hyaenas! Who runs the world!? Girls! Well in the life of a Spotted Hyaena clan, this is certainly the case. Our beautiful Spotted Hyaena at Monarto Zoo live in a matriarchal hierarchy, meaning the girls rank higher…

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Wedding Ceremonies

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Holding your wedding ceremony at Monarto Zoo is a truly memorable event.  Our tranquil surrounds and dramatic backdrops, enlivened by African animals in action, will imbue your wedding photos with an extra touch of otherworldly magic. Wedding ceremony packages: Safari…

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Journey of his lifetime: transporting Mabuti the giraffe

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Transporting a large animal is no easy task. Monarto Zoo Senior Ungulate Keeper Mark Mills takes us on the year-long journey for Mabuti the giraffe’s transfer to Orana Wildlife Park.  Words and photos by Mark Mills “About a year ago,…

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Find out why our Director of Life Sciences is passionate about rhino conservation

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Learn how Zoos SA Director of Life Sciences Peter Clark developed his affinity with rhinos and why he believes engaging the next generation of conservationists is so important for the future of all wildlife. What’s your story? I am the Director…

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Tasmanian Devil

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Meet our feisty devils! Monarto is home to 22 feisty Tasmanian Devils. We work with several other Australian zoos to ensure there is an insurance population for the Tasmanian Devil in case there is no cure found for the cancerous facial…

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Lions 360 Dome

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For your next function, experience the breathtaking Lions 360 at Monarto Zoo. Take your guests sense of adventure to the next level.   Guaranteed to leave you in even more awe than when you entered, you’ll take the walk of the…

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Cheetah

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Meet our charismatic Cheetah! Monarto Zoo is home to 15 Cheetahs, three males and 12 females. Each Cheetah plays an important role within the zoo as well as to the greater region. Saadani, one of our males, was born in 2011 and arrived…

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Spiny Leaf Stick Insect

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Meet our Spiny Leaf Stick Insects! Australia is home to approximately 150 species of Stick Insects. One of these species is the Spiny Leaf Stick Insect, which can been seen in the Monarto Zoo Visitor Centre. Spiny Leaf Stick Insects…

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Southern White Rhinoceros

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Meet our remarkable rhinos! Monarto Zoo is home to a rhino crash of five Southern White Rhinoceros, two mature bulls and three adult females. Uhura and Umqali are the mothers to the five rhino calves born at the zoo over the last…

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Lions 360

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Take your sense of adventure to the next level with Monarto Zoo’s Lions 360 experience, the only 360 degree lion experience in Australia. Guaranteed to leave you in even more awe than when you entered, you’ll walk through a tunnel…

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Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

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Meet our loveable wallabies! Myrtle is the self-proclaimed queen of the Monarto Zoo Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby mob. She was born at the zoo on 28 December 2011 and hand-reared by zoo keepers. She lives in the Wallaby Gorge walk-through habitat with…

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American Bison

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Meet our woolly bison! As the first species to arrive at the zoo in 1983, American Bison have always been an integral part of Monarto Zoo. Since the initial arrival of two bison, our mighty herd has grown and now…

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A Devilish Native Experience

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Get up-close to some of Australia’s most endangered native animals in Monarto Zoo’s off limits breeding facility. Learn about our many conservation programs fighting to save Black-footed Rock and Mainland Tammar Wallaby, Brush-tailed Bettong, bilby, and Tasmanian Devils from extinction….

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Lions At Bedtime

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With a string of exciting births Monarto Zoo proudly cares for the largest lion pride in the country and you can meet them up close! Assist the keeper in calling the lions into their night quarters, feed them their evening…

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Monarto Zoo Celebrates World Ranger Day

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World Ranger Day commemorates wildlife rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect some of the world’s most endangered animals. Zoos South Australia (Zoos SA) in partnership with the Northern Rangelands…

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Saving rhinos from extinction on World Rhino day

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This World Rhino Day, we’re joining people around the world to take action to protect rhinos from poaching. The heartbreaking reality is one rhino is killed every six hours. Worth more than gold and cocaine on the illegal black market,…

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African Lion

https://www.monartozoo.com.au/animals/african-lion/

Meet our majestic lions! Monarto Zoo is home to one of Australia’s largest lion prides. With three adult females and five adult males, the lion habitat is always a hive of activity! The females within the pride consist of sisters…

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Meet the Chimps

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Go behind the scenes and meet our dedicated Chimpanzee keepers as they tell you all about our closest living relatives. You’ll get a unique perspective of the individual personalities of our cheeky chimps, assist keepers in preparing enrichment items for…

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Giraffe Safari

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Have you ever wanted to find out what it is like to be knee high to a giraffe? Experience the thrill of hand feeding these majestic animals in our rarely seen off limits area. This experience can be booked on…

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Cheetah Experience

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Come and spend some time with our beautiful Cheetah, her keeper and learn first-hand about these incredible animals as well as the zoo’s breeding programs for these rare and endangered species. To make your walk safe and enjoyable, all participants…

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Lions and Wines

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The ultimate luxury South Australian wildlife, food and wine experience!  Travel in luxury with private helicopter flights from Adelaide over the stunning Adelaide Hills before arriving at one of the largest open range zoos in the world. Be personally greeted…

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It’s time to rethink the zoo

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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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A big win for the future of some special birds

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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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Support Us

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Zoos South Australia is an independent conservation society with more than 32,000 members that represents a significant part of South Australia’s heritage and social history. We exist to save species from extinction and connect people with nature and as part…

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Visitor Information

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Monarto Zoo is the biggest open-range zoo in Australia, and indeed one of the largest in the world, spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles. You can…

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Monarto Zoo’s Native Habitat Garden a blossoming reality

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As a conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature, we’re constantly looking for new ways to inspire the public to care about the natural environment and its wildlife. Hidden amongst trees and native animal exhibits at Monarto Zoo,…

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Saving our gentle giants

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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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Exciting New Plans for the Future of our Zoos

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Zoos South Australia (Zoos SA) is pleased to announce a proposed vision plan that will guide the transformation of both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos over the next 20 years and create new and exciting memories for members, supporters and visitors….

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Spring Guided Bush Walks with former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick

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Where else in Australia could you enjoy a bush walk, and possibly catch a glimpse of a wild African animal or one of our many new arrivals? Monarto Zoo is pleased to again offer our popular free guided Spring Bush…

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Monarto Zoo’s hand raised giraffe calf joins the herd

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After a tough start to life being rejected by her first-time mother, Monarto Zoo’s newest adorable giraffe calf is finally ready to re-join the herd. Affectionately known as ‘Eyelean’ to keepers, the little giraffe calf has been thriving under the…

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Blackbuck

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Meet our beautiful Blackbuck! These majestic antelope are best known for their spiralled horns, which sweep back from the head in a dramatic v-shape. Male Blackbucks are much larger than their female friends, and have a rich dark brown coat, while…

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Plains Zebra

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Meet our dazzling zebras! Monarto Zoo is home to two herds of striking Plains Zebras. A herd of eight zebras takes up residence next to our solar farm and is headed by dominant male, Storm. Storm arrived at Monarto Zoo…

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Meerkat Mingle

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Mix it with our inquisitive meerkat mob in a unique and fun interactive experience. You’ll enjoy time in their exhibit with a keeper mingling with these playful creatures. Enjoy great photographic opportunities as the meerkats interact with you for some…

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Rhino Interactive

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Go behind the scenes with the rare and endangered Southern White Rhino and Black Rhino. Assist the keeper in their daily health check and feed then put them to bed for the night. Buy a gift voucher Share the wonder…

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Four ways Lions 360 is helping save African Lions in the wild

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You’ve already heard about how Lions 360 is helping keep our lion pride happy and healthy, but did you know that Lions 360 is great for African lions in the wild too? Sadly over the last 21 years, the wild population…

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Autumn Bushwalk with Heather Caddick

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Join us for a unique Autumn bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick. Monarto Zoo is pleased to again offer our popular free guided Autumn Bush Walks hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick. Bush walk…

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Brave Boon

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Last week, I compiled an article to update everyone on the continuation of the Monarto Chimpanzee journey over the last few weeks.  It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Boon’s passing in the early hours…

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Keeper Hayley made this incredible Pygmy Blue-tongue cake for the #TSBakeoff, complete with the spider burrows thes… https://t.co/jTG6sWpSmS

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