Alma’s Giant Garage Sale raises a Grand for Wildlife Asia

THE money has been counted and it is official – Alma Park Zoo’s Giant Garage Sale has raised an impressive $1,000 for Wildlife Asia. The Garage Sale was held on Saturday, May 19 and sold a variety of items generously donated by Zoo staff and the public. The Sale was a part of…

Monkey Business raises funds for Proyecto Titi

BRISBANE’S Alma Park Zoo has raised $1,500 for Proyecto Titi, helping to buy a section of rainforest in Columbia, home to a rapidly decreasing number of Cotton Top Tamarins. On the first weekend of the school holidays, Alma Park Zoo held a Cotton Top Weekend inviting the public to “Monkey around” with Zoo…

Raising money for Devil Ark

BRISBANE’S Alma Park Zoo invites the public to help “Feed a Devil” on September 9th as they host a fundraiser for Devil Ark – a conservation-breeding program for the endangered carnivorous marsupial. On Sunday, September 9th, the Zoo will join others across the country to raise money for Devil Ark, located high in…

Three Special Little Devils

Three remarkable Tasmanian Devil females born to Lilith at Alma Park Zoo are contributing to saving the Tasmanian Devil from extinction from the highly contagious Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD). Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) is a fatal condition in Tasmanian Devils and is only one of three recorded cancers that spread like…

Penne & Pesto our Pygmy Marmosets

Don’t laugh, you’d probably look startled too if you were the size of a mobile phone. It’s taken them a few months but pygmy marmoset (that’s Callithrix pygmaea for all you boffins) Penne and Pesto have finally settled into their new Alma Park Zoo home. The South American primates arrived in Brisbane from…

Conchetta is a new mum!

CONCHETTA, the cotton-top tamarind monkey, has found happiness with a new man more than a year after her abduction from Alma Park Zoo while heavily pregnant with twins. The 12-year-old gave birth earlier this month, delighting zookeepers who feared she would never be found after she was kidnapped with her former mate, Tonto,…

Simba becomes King of the Zoo!

BRISBANE’S Alma Park Zoo has welcomed a very affectionate dingo pup, named Simba. Young Simba is gradually being introduced to the Zoo’s resident dingos, Summer, Simpson and Sahara. Alma Park Zoo Curator Dr Heather Hesterman said Simba was settling well into his new home and had already become a favourite among staff and visitors….

Cuddly Bonnie & Clyde settle in at Alma

It is not often you associate the names “Bonnie and Clyde” with “cute and cuddly”, however at Alma Park Zoo, it is the new Southern Koalas which have been given the outlaw names. Arriving in July, Bonnie and Clyde and have already made themselves well at home. The Southern Koalas differ from the…

Meet Queensland’s only Tapir – Alf!

Alma Park Zoo have announced the arrival of a very unique animal – Alf, the Brazilian Tapir. Tapirs are an ancient and unusual member of the hoofstock family, most closely related to horses and rhinoceroses, but having several features more reminiscent of elephants or hippopotamus. These large solitary mammals are native to the…

Twins for Conchetta & Manny!

CONCHETTA, the cotton-top tamarin monkey stolen from Alma Park Zoo 18 months ago, has had twins.  It was her second pregnancy since her return after disappearing in October 2010. Her original mate Tonto was found bludgeoned to death soon after the abduction but Conchetta was missing for four months. Zoo curator Heather Hesterman said Conchetta’s tiny…