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Weeds for Monarto Safari Park

Monarto Safari Park is committed to animal conservation and regularly seeks out support from across the region by means of suitable weed material for their animals.

Rhino at Monarto Safari Park

Monarto Safari Park is part of Zoos South Australia, and exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Monarto is routinely involved in a wide range of conservation programs including captive breeding, habitat restoration, biological surveys, creation of insurance populations, studies in reproductive biology, conservation education, corporate and community fundraising, wildlife disease management, translocation and community development to foster alternative livelihoods.

The Park is a fantastic tourist destination in the wider Adelaide Hills region, as well as an important conservation charity. They appreciate support given in creative ways, such as the provision of weed materials for animal fodder. By sourcing weed materials from around the region, they can free up and maximise other resources.

If you have sufficient appropriate weed material (see list below) to fill a trailer or ute tray, please contact Monarto Safari Park about possible collection.

Mr Cris Katona
Browse Coordinator, Monarto Safari Park
CKatona@zoossa.com.au
0413 024 724

Appropriate browse material

The following list provides detail about suitable weed materials for animals at Monarto.

Common Name

​Botanical Name

​Timing

​Animals that benefit

​Acacia/Wattle
Cyclops Acacia
Gossamer Wattle
Flinders Ranges Wattle
Sallow Wattle
Golden Wreath Wattle

​Acacia spp.
A. cyclops
A. floribunda
A. iteaphylla
A. longifolia ssp. longifolia
A. saligna

​Any time

​Black Rhino
Giraffe

Ash

Golden Ash
Desert Ash
Claret Ash

Fraxinus excelsior
F. aurea
F. oxycarpa
F. raywoodii
​Spring

​Black Rhino
Barbary Sheep
Mongolian Horse

​Bamboo
Black Bamboo
Yellow Bamboo
Budda Belly Bamboo

Phyllostachys sp. (nigra aurea)
Bambusa sp. (ventricosa)

​Any time

​Black Rhino
Primates

​Banana Palm

​Musa sp.

​Any time

​Primates
Bongo
Buffalo
Giraffe

​Cape Honeysuckle

​Tecomaria capensis

​Any time

​Black Rhino

​Carob

​Ceratonia siliqua


​Giraffe

​Cottonwood

​Hibiscus tiliaceus

​Any time
​Primates

​Crabapple

​Malus spp.


​Primates
Mongolian Horse
Black Rhino

​Elm

​Ulmus sp.

​Spring

​Black Rhino
Eland

​Fig
Weeping Fig
Banyan Fig
Edible Fig
Rubber Tree
Moreton Bay Fig
Small Leaf Moreton Bay
Port Jackson Fig
Hills Weeping Fig

Ficus spp.
F. benjamina
F. bengalensis
F. carisa
F. elastic
F. microphylla
F. platypoda
F. rubiginosa
F. microcarpa ssp hillii

​Any time

​Black Rhino
Primates
Giraffe
Barbary Sheep

​Golden Rain-tree

​Koelreuteria paniculata


​Primates

​Grape Vine

​Vitis spp.


​Primates

​Hackberry

​Celtis sp.

​Spring

​Black Rhino
Primates

​Hibiscus

​Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

​Any time
​Primates

​Honey Locust

​Gleditsia triacanthos

​Spring
​Black Rhino

​Kaffir Plum

​Harpephyllum caffrum

​Any time
​Black Rhino
​Lilly Pilly

​Syzygium smithii

​Any time
​Primates

​Liquid Ambar

​Liquidambar styraciflua

​Primates
Lemur
Giraffe

​Mirror Bush

Coprosma spp.
(repens / picturata / marble queen)


Primates

​Mulberry
White Mulberry
Black Mulberry
Red Mulberry

Morus spp.
M. alba
M. nigra
M. rubra

​Spring

​Black Rhino
Primates
Mongolian Horse
Black Buck
Axis
Lemur
Barbary Sheep

​Nasturtium

​Tropaeolum majus


​Primates

​Oak

​Quercus sp.

​Spring
​Black Rhino

​Olive (must be non-fruiting)


​Pear

​Pyrus sp.

​Spring
​Black Rhino

​Poplar

​Populus sp.

​Spring
​Primates

​Sheoaks

​Casuarina sp.



​Tree Lucerne or
Tagasaste

​Chamaecytisus palmensis

​Any time

​Primates
Giraffe

​Willow
Weeping Willow
Chilean Willow

Salix sp.
S. babylonica
S. chilensis

​Spring

​Black Rhino
Primates

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