I enjoy seeing the birds and animals of Australia on my travels around our wonderful country. Wherever possible I take photos of them to share here on this site and on Trevor’s Birding, my site about birds.
But I also love visiting the various zoos around Australia. Whenever I get the chance to do this I take photos of the birds and animals encountered and again share them here or on my other site about birds. Today I feature some of the animals of Monarto Zoo which happens to be a ten minute drive from my home in Murray Bridge.
Monarto Zoo is a part of the Adelaide Zoo, one of our oldest zoos and well known for its conservation efforts in breeding endangered species. The Monarto section opened to the public in 1993 and has developed an international reputation for its conservation efforts. The keepers have been most successful in breeding a herd of Przewalski’s Horses, for example, once listed as extinct in the wild and now reintroduced to their natural habitat and thriving.
I have included a series of photos of some of the animals seen on this latest visit to the zoo, including deer, rhinos, ostrich, black buck and others.
The Rhino is the largest animal on display at Monarto Zoo near Murray Bridge in South Australia. This is an open range zoo, the largest of its type in the world and only a ten minute drive from my home.
Monarto Zoo is a part of our state’s major zoo, the Adelaide Zoo. Many improvements have been made since it came into being in the early 1990s. There are many walking trails through the mallee scrub land surrounding the enclosures, and shuttle buses ferry visitors from one exhibit to the next, or take them on guided bus tours through the park.
- Monarto Zoo its web page with details of location, entrance fees and details of the animals.
- Adelaide Zoo – its web page with plenty of details.
- ZooChat Forums – my son’s web page featuring nearly 1000 zoos from around the world. It includes over 100,000 photos.
- Archived stories – more articles from my archives.
Post updated September 2015.