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I Spy with My Cleland Eye | Cleland Wildlife Park | 25 May – 3 Jul 2020

[ May 25, 2020 to July 3, 2020. ]
I Spy with My Cleland Eye
Explore Cleland Wildlife Park this winter with a fun new self-guided trail, free with entry. 
Cleland Wildlife Park has now re-opened, and the animals are ready to see everyone. MORE INFO HERE. 

‘I Spy with My Cleland Eye’ is designed for kids and adventurous adults. This self-guided trail takes you around the […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park Open | 15 May 2020

   
Cleland Wildlife Park now open – 15 May 2020
Cleland Wildlife Park has been able to reopen with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
At this stage, the café will only be offering takeaway coffees and a limited menu and visitors are encouraged to pay by card where possible.
Cleland will look to reintroduce keeper talks, as […]

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Whales Sighted in South Australia | May 2020

Whale sightings in South Australia
The Whale Season starts in mid-May and continues until early October in South Australia. However, whales have already been sighted as early as 4 May 2020. 
Two Humpbacks were spotted travelling west past West Island from Waitpinga Cliffs on Tuesday 5 May, while on Monday 4 May, a Humpback was spotted in […]

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Bringing the Zoo to You – Livestream the animals from Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park

Zoos SA are bringing the Zoo to you – Live!
While Adelaide and Monarto Zoos might be temporarily closed, they’re still making sure everyone gets a healthy dose of animal magic.
Spending time surrounded by nature is a great way to beat the Coronavirus blues. Unfortunately, while the Zoos SA physical sites are now closed, there will […]

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Google 3D Animals | Google Augmented Reality

Google 3D Animals 
Google augmented reality lets you meet life-sized animals up close
If like our family you’ve been in lockdown and practising social distancing due to the situation with COVID-19 you might enjoy a virtual trip to the zoo thanks to Google 3D Animals.
 It’s a fun way for children to learn more about their favourite animals, […]

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SA Zoos Close Due to COVID-19 | March 2020

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park to Close Until Further Notice
It has been announced that due to the escalating impact of COVID-19 it is necessary for Adelaide Zoo (and Monarto Safari Park) to temporarily close their doors from 5pm, 25 March 2020.
In response to the current situation:

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park will be closed […]

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RSPCA Urgent Adoption Plea | March 2020

RSPCA South Australia’s Urgent Adoption Plea
Now, more than ever, animals in South Australia need your help. The RSPCA currently have hundreds of animals in their care and due to the current unsettling and turbulent times, volunteer support has fallen along with the donations they desperately rely on to care for animals.
Animal adoptions are slowing. They […]

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Giraffe Safari Animal Experience | Monarto Safari Park | Review

The Giraffe Safari Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park will leave you with life long memories of these majestic animals.
Be prepared to be licked by a ginormous giraffe as they gently loop their blue tongue around a carrot held out by even the littlest hands.
As soon as we arrived at Monarto we checked into the […]

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Animal Expo | Adelaide Showground | 2020

Animal Expo
Visitors will have the opportunity to see, touch and cuddle hundreds of animals during the Animal Expo at the Adelaide Showground.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 16 MARCH 2020:
 
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, this event has been postponed – please check […]

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South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition Review

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition
Review by Susannah Marks
Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend
The latest exhibition at the SA Museum – Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend runs until 26 April 2020 – and if you’re a dog lover or have kids who love dogs then make sure you go and see it before […]

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Animal Experiences | Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park

Animal Experiences at Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park
Editor’s Note: It has been announced that due to the escalating impact of COVID-19 it is necessary for Adelaide Zoo (and Monarto Safari Park) to temporarily close their doors from 5pm, 25 March 2020.
In response to the current situation:

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park will be closed […]

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Monarto Safari Park Welcomes 4 New Lion Cubs | Feb 2020

Monarto Safari Park welcomes a fab four of ROARSOME lion cubs
Monarto Safari Park have has finally welcomed four lion cubs to the pride!
The team excitedly watched the birth of two of the cubs via live stream on Sunday night, and awoke to two more cubs in the morning of Monday, 17 February 2020.
They are pleased […]

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A to Zoo Program at the Adelaide Zoo | Review

Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo Program – Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo program is designed for children aged 2 -4 years and their parents/caregivers. It aims to deliver a high quality preschool programme which fosters a love of learning and an appreciation for the natural world. Each week children learn about a different […]

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RSPCA Million Paws Walk | South Australia | 17 May 2020

[ May 17, 2020; ]
RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2020
The RSPCA’s most anticipated event for animal lovers and their furry friends is back in 2020 on Sunday the 17th of May at Victoria Park.
Join thousands of people and their pooches as they walk together to show support for the animals of South Australia.
Million Paws Walk is the biggest day on […]

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RSPCA Clear the Shelters | South Australia | 21-23 Feb 2020

[ February 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
RSPCA Clear the Shelters in South Australia
RSPCA South Australia desperately wants to find forever homes for every single one of their shelter animals. For this, they need your help!
Adopting a pet from RSPCA South Australia during their National Clear the Shelters costs just $29, whatever the animal’s age, size or species.  There’s no better time […]

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Half Price Lions 360 Experience at Monarto Safari Park | 10-28 Feb 2020

[ February 10, 2020 to February 14, 2020. February 17, 2020 to February 21, 2020. February 24, 2020 to February 28, 2020. ]
Lions 360 Experience at Monarto Safari Park – Half Price Offer 
If you haven’t experienced Australia’s only 360 degree lion encounter yet, now is your chance!
The incredibly ROARSOME Lions 360 experience is half price, but only for a limited time.
Between Monday 10th and Friday 28th February 2020 (weekdays only) you can get within a whisker to Monarto […]

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Dogapalooza | Adelaide Fringe | 15 Mar 2020

Dogapalooza at the Adelaide Fringe
Dogapalooza is 100% vegan-friendly and all money raised goes to animal rescue and advocacy organisations. Paw-fect!
IMPORTANT UPDATE FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2020:
 
Following the Federal Government announcement this afternoon banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, this event has been postponed.
Australia’s original dog-friendly […]

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Become a Junior Rescue Officer for the RSPCA | 2020

Become a Junior Rescue Officer for the RSPCA in 2020
Young animal lovers now have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of animals in need by becoming an RSPCA South Australia Junior Rescue Officer.
The program aims to encourage and engage young children in animal welfare. Junior Rescue Officers will learn how best […]

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The Cleland Fundraiser For Wildlife | 27 Jan 2020

[ January 27, 2020; ]
On Monday 27 January 2020, Cleland Wildlife Park staff will host a fundraising event with 100% of all money raised going directly to the South Australian Wildlife Recovery Fund.
A fun day of music, entertainment from Mungo the Magpie, kids yoga, yummy treats galore and much much more.
Kaurna representatives will join the event along with Professor […]

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A to Zoo Preschool Program | Adelaide Zoo | Term 1 Feb-Apr 2020

Know a 2-4 year old who is WILD about animals and would love to join Adelaide Zoo for their A to Zoo preschool program?
A to Zoo Preschool Program kicks off in 2020 with Term 1 starting the week beginning Monday 10 February.
The eight-week early learning program A to Zoo is back for your cheeky monkeys […]

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Travelling to Kangaroo Island after the Bushfires | Jan 2020

Travelling to Kangaroo Island – How you can support the Tourism Industry as they Recover from the Devastating Bushfires
Kangaroo Island is a magical place close to the hearts of many South Australians and we are all completely heart broken at the toll the recent bushfires have taken on the Island locals. Their businesses, homes and […]

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Kangaroo Island for Families | Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure

Exploring Family Friendly Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit – a world class bucket list destination.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think pristine beaches, […]

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Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery

Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery & Relief
January 2020
It’s the bushfire crisis that has brought Australia to tears and left the rest of the world watching on in horror.  The devastation is beyond belief and it’s easy to feel helpless when the scale of the disaster is just so huge.
Below you […]

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Warrawong Sanctuary Foundation Fundraiser for Koala Insurance Population & Wildlife Hospital in SA | Jan 2020

Fundraiser for Koala Insurance Population & Wildlife Hospital in SA
Rescuing injured Australian wildlife ravaged by bush fires is crucial. However, emergency reactions to the devastation are only half the battle. What happens next?
SA’s wildlife deserves to be treated in a purpose built hospital. There are some great facilities across Australia such as the wildlife hospital […]

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National Pet Adoption Day | PETstock | 15 Feb 2020

[ February 15, 2020; ]
National Pet Adoption Day
On Saturday 15 February, PETstock stores across the country will play host to pet rescue organisations as part of the sixth annual National Pet Adoption Day (NPAD) led by PETstock’s charity PETstock Assist and leading not-for-profit organisation PetRescue.
The initiative urges would-be pet owners to think more responsibly about pet ownership and reconsider […]

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Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia

Image: Carl Charter
Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia
South Australia’s marine parks are full to the brim with great spots to snorkel. Here are 10 places to try. 
From leafy sea dragons to giant Australian cuttlefish, about 85 per cent of the marine life in South Australia’s marine parks is found nowhere else […]

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Summer School Holidays at Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park | 14 Dec 2019 – 27 Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020 to January 27, 2020. ]
Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park
Go wild at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park these school holidays!
At Adelaide Zoo it’s all about fun and entertainment with the new Variety Children’s Zoo!  It’s just a hop, skip and jump from their Nature’s Playground and Wisteria Café so the kids can explore while you relax with a coffee.

Plus, […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Animal Adventures | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and […]

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Ended: WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo | Dec 2019

WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo, including an Insect Encounter, to use during the School Holidays.
The Adelaide Zoo is the perfect place to visit over the school holidays, with the new Variety Children’s Zoo open and our incredible Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni staying in Adelaide for another five years!

Know an […]

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Panda Extravaganza | $5 Entry to Adelaide Zoo | 25-30 Nov 2019

[ November 25, 2019 to November 30, 2019. ]
Panda Extravaganza – $5 entry to celebrate five more years of Giant Pandas in Adelaide
Hooray – the Giant Pandas are here to stay, and Adelaide Zoo is celebrating with $5 tickets* for all kids at the gate. Plus if you are a Zoos SA member you get to bring an additional friend for just $5* – […]

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The Wild Experience Gift Guide | Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park

The Wild Experience Gift Guide
Christmas is only a whisker away so make this year the most magical yet with a unique gift from Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park.

More than half of the gifts received last holiday season have probably already been forgotten. This Christmas, Zoos SA have made it easy for people to give […]

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Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival | Nov 2019

[ November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019. ]
Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival 2019
Celebrate Park of the Month in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park-Winaityinaityi Pangkara during November.
Discover amazing wildlife and stunning landscapes with so much to see and do, from bird and dolphin watching to kayaking, snorkelling and mangrove tours.  There will be great outdoor events and activities […]

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Laratinga BirdFair | Laratinga Wetland | 27 Oct 2019

[ October 27, 2019; ]  
Laratinga BirdFair
Enjoy a great day of birding and bird-related fun at the second ‘Laratinga BirdFair on Sunday 27 October from 10am to 4pm.
Organised by Birds SA and the Mt Barker Council, there will be stalls, displays, guided bird walks and guest speakers, plus food, coffee and music. There will also be activities for the kids […]

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Wombat Awareness Organisation Open Day | 16 Nov 2019

[ November 16, 2019; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
Wombat Awareness Organisation Open Day
Join the Wombat Awareness Organisation for their open day on Saturday 16 November 2019 in Flaxley.

WAO has the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary. As the wombats’ happiness is their absolute priority, the sanctuary is only open for small, private visits except for this one afternoon where their doors are opened […]

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‘Alan the Alpaca’ at Brownhill Creek Tourist Park | Mitcham | Review

Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
Not many local tourist parks can claim a pet mascot, except this one. 
by Carla Caruso
*Editor’s note: Since posting this story, we’ve heard the sad news that Al passed away unexpectedly from a short illness in January. He’s much missed locally.*
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to […]

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide’s Ocean Defence Tour | Stepney | 2 Nov 2019

[ November 2, 2019; ]
Sea Shepherd Adelaide’s Ocean Defence Tour
The annual Sea Shepherd Australia Ocean Defence Tour is coming to Adelaide with a family friendly event in November.
The Ocean Lovers Family Friendly afternoon will be a great event for families to attend with official Sea Shepherd merchandise for sale, live music, vegan food and licensed bar plus a chance […]

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Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]

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Kangaroo Rescue in Adelaide | What To Do If You Find a Roo

Rescued kangaroos Image Credit Kangaroo Rescue South Australia
Kangaroo Rescue in Adelaide
What to do if you find a Roo
Here in Adelaide we share our backyards with some amazing native flora and fauna, however you’re unlikely to see a kangaroo in your backyard if you live close to the city. But if one were to hop down […]

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Adelaide Monarto Safari Park to be the largest outside of Africa

Monarto Safari Park
Adelaide’s Monarto Zoo has announced that they are expanding and becoming a safari park. The Monarto Safari Park will be the largest safari outside of Africa.
Complete with a first-of-its-kind luxury resort and glamping facilities, Monarto Safari Park will offer longer visits and a range of new and wild safari experiences in an area […]

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Playgroup at the Zoo | 1 Nov 2019

[ November 1, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Playgroup at the Zoo
Playgroup SA’s annual membership event returns to Adelaide Zoo on Friday 1 November, 2019.
There will be an abundance of activities including children’s entertainers, baby zone, face painting, Playgroup activities, imaginative play and much more.
There are a limited amount of discounted event tickets available.
Tickets will be released soon via the Playgroup SA website […]

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