Zoos South Australia
Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity. Since 1878, we’ve long been established as a treasured part of the community representing a significant part of South Australia’s heritage and social history. We’re a charitable conservation society that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature. It’s a mission that’s easy to become passionate about! We strive to improve the quality of life for both animals and people so both can continue to thrive together. Zoos SA proudly run Australia’s second oldest zoo, Adelaide Zoo. It’s a relaxing green city oasis and vibrant sanctuary that gives you the feeling of stepping into another world. It’s full of diversity, colour and unique things to see and do. It offers an intimate zoo experience speckled with elements of curiosity, fantasy, fun and surprise. More than 3,000 exotic and native animals call Adelaide Zoo home and enjoy eight hectares of beautiful botanic surrounds. Monarto Zoo is operated by Zoos SA and is Australia’s largest open range zoo. It’s grown from humble beginnings since it was first established as a breeding and pasture area in 1983. Ten years later it opened to the public and is now home to over 500 animals roaming in amazing vistas. It’s an escape from the city that immerses visitors in a natural safari style setting. Both zoos have celebrated outstanding breeding success and our captivating, quirky and unique animals have captured the hearts of our visitors.