Meet the Chimps - Monarto Zoo
Monarto Zoo: Meeting the baby chimpanzee - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Monarto, Australia, at TripAdvisor. You will go behind the scenes to see the inner workings of the Chimpanze Habitat and witness the daily training sessions, assist the keeper in making their daily. Boon, a baby chimpanzee, dies at Monarto Zoo about a fortnight after its Related Story: SA zoo chimp dies giving birth, infant survives 'You couldn't meet a nicer person': Fans farewell A Country Practice star Penny Cook.
It may not be a suitable option for young children as there is a bit of walking involved already, but older kids may like the experience. If your children love buses like mine, it is an adventure in itself getting on and off a variety of different buses throughout the day. The guides we met on the buses are volunteers and seriously do an amazing job.
They give you loads of interesting facts while being entertaining and friendly.
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The zookeepers we met along the way who gave talks on the animals at each stop were also very informative, easy to understand and obviously passionate about their jobs. They were also more than happy to answer any questions. During the talks the animals feed right near the viewing platforms so you can get up nice and close.
Monarto Zoo Visitors Centre The Visitors Centre has a gift shop and a cafe with a great range of snacks, meals and drinks. Our kids did not want to leave! On their website the Monarto Zoo recommend allowing a minimum of hours.
It really is a great South Australian asset which is wonderful to support as they do an amazing job with the animals. For details on how to get there see map info here.
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For further information please see the Monarto Zoo website. Cheetah Interactive is held three days of the week at 9. From there, you are driven to the cheetah habitat, about 5 minutes away to meet with the keepers for a preliminary briefing.Chimp Introductions at Monarto Zoo
Cheetahs are particularly susceptible to disease due to a lack of genetic diversity, so it is only after thoroughly disinfecting hands and shoes that you are permitted inside the enclosure where Tsotsie and Skukusa wait to be greeted. Behind the scenes at Monarto Zoo large image During the session, and under the guidance of the keeper, you are encouraged to ask questions and take photographs as you get to know the cheetahs.
You are also advised ways in which you can contribute to the survival of the species. This includes supporting the Cheetah Conservation Fundwhich is dedicated to saving cheetahs in the wild. As the world's fastest land mammal, the cheetah can reach speeds up to kilometres an hour and the session seems just as quick.
Chimps Encounter at Monarto Zoo
The hour long encounter is over before you know it and soon you are returned to the Visitor Centre and can spend the rest of the day exploring Monarto Zoo. If you are feeling active, there are walking trails around the zoo.
Otherwise, take the Zu-Loop shuttle bus, it operates on about a half hourly basis and you can get on and off as you please.