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New-look Monarto Safari Park will reopen on March 25
A pair of cheetah cubs will be among the animals zoogoers will be able to see after they pass through the new visitor centre.
The countdown is on to Monarto Safari Park’s grand reopening on March 25.
The park’s new, $16.8-million visitor centre is close to being complete, with a cafe, gift shop, playground and exhibition space all nearly finished.
Zoos SA members will get a sneak peek at the centre on March 23 and 24 before the public is allowed in on the Friday.
Visitors will need to use the park’s new main entrance, on Monarto Road, when they arrive.
The safari park will close for a week from next Friday, March 18 to allow the final preparations to be completed.
More information: www.monartosafari.com.au/monarto-safari-park.
Tickets: $39/28/21 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.
Two cheetah cubs born at Monarto
Meanwhile, the safari park has welcomed the birth of two cheetah cubs.
Nine-year-old Kesho gave birth to the pair on February 24.
Keeper Michelle Lloyd said the arrivals were a hopeful sign for the species, which is classified as vulnerable in the wild.
About 6000 individuals remain in eastern and southwestern Africa.
“Kesho has been doing an amazing job,” Ms Lloyd said.
“She is such a great mum.
“We have seen her licking and grooming the cubs and they have been feeding really well.”
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