This is the current entrance to the Adelaide Zoo, but soon to be made redundant. A new entrance building is to be built to accommodate the expected increase in visitors when two Giant Pandas arrive in October 2009. Inside the zoo a special facility will be built for them. Their stay in Adelaide is part of the global breeding program to conserve Giant Pandas.
Zoos South Australia is a non-profit conservation charity which provides conservation education and conducts conservation, breeding and research programmes. They work within the WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) guidelines for the ethical treatment of animals.
As well as the zoo in the City they also run Monarto Zoo, a 1000 hectare open-range sanctuary, about sixty kilometres west of Adelaide.
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