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Media Release

To kick start the winter school holidays Adelaide Zoo is launching a dedicated amphibian house to showcase three spectacular species of Poison Dart Frogs.

The Froggery, located at the historic Frome Road entrance will be a vibrant display of frogs including the Dyeing, Blue and Splashback Poison Dart Frogs. It will provide informative signage on each species and their stages of life.

Adelaide Zoo Reptile Keeper, Carly Humphrys says it’s wonderful to finally have a space devoted to educating the public about these interesting amphibians.

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Adelaide Zoo is pleased to announce critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan, Karta is expecting a baby in late November.

The pregnancy follows the loss of a stillborn infant in January 2013 and the recent discovery that Karta may have difficulty breastfeeding her infants, which is thought to relate to her inability to successfully raise infants in the past.

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Adelaide Zoo is celebrating the breeding success of Australia's most endangered reptile species – the Western Swamp Tortoise. Four tortoises hatched this year, making it the zoo's most successful breeding season to date.

One little tortoise was keen to see the world a little sooner than its brothers and sisters, hatching on 28 March, while the three remaining eggs hatched over a three-day period from 13-15 May.

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Monarto Zoo is gearing up to host its ever popular Westpac Animal Play Day. The daylong event held on Sunday 8 June will showcase a range of fun enrichment activities aimed at stimulating animals’ wild, playful instincts.

Animals in nature have to work for a living – to find food, make nests, find shelter and even to play! Life for animals in a zoo environment is slightly more predictable than in the wild, which is why zoo keepers use enrichment to create variety in work and play, ensuring an environment that allows physical and mental choices and challenges.

Monarto Zoo Senior Primate Keeper, Laura Hanley, says providing animals with fun activities is integral to their wellbeing.

“We are constantly thinking of new ways to enrich our animals’ habitats,” Laura said. 

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Adelaide Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered White-cheeked Gibbon, born on Sunday 13 April to proud parents Viet and Remus.

The birth is a significant achievement for Adelaide Zoo as the youngster is one of only three White-cheeked Gibbon infants to be born at the zoo in its 130 year history.

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