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Monarto Zoo, Monarto

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Monarto Zoo is the largest open-range zoo in the world spanning more than 1,000 hectares of fauna and flora and the only zoological park to be completely power neutral.

Owned and operated by Zoos South Australia Monarto Zoo opened in 1983 as a closed special purpose breeding facility. After officially opening to the public in October 1993, Monarto Zoo has evolved into a true biopark representing a unique blend of a conservation and zoological park. Its principle purpose is to provide a place for the conservation of Australian and exotic wildlife, public recreation and education.

Monarto Zoo is located 45 minutes (70 kilometres) from South Australia's capital city, Adelaide, and is the gateway to the picturesque Murraylands region. The zoo is open every day of the year from 9:30am to 5:00pm and focuses on African and Australian animals. The zoology and botany of these continents is reflected in the zoo’s major exhibits; Chimpanzee, Cheetah, African Painted Dog and Lion viewing platforms, Southern White Rhinoceros Boma viewing area, African Waterhole viewing platform and Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby walk-through exhibit.
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  • This is a very well run zoo. The Animals are free to roam around & the bus goes through their compounds which the animals don't take any notice of. They are doing great things with breeding, we were v...  more »
  • We spent an enjoyable few hours here recently and recommend it to all animal lovers. We went on the day after a public holiday and the people running the zoo were obviously unprepared for the number o...  more »
  • The zoo has improved greatly since I first visited many years ago. Improvements are still in progress. It's great to see an open plains zoo here in South Australia, The animals seem very content. Ther...  more »