Once or twice a year Seaton High FLO students travel to Monarto Zoo and volunteer their time to help with whatever they can, generally handy-man jobs like cleaning around enclosures and maintenance. The students have done projects such as making paper-mache balls which will be used as toys for the Rhino’s in their enclosure. The papier-mache is coloured with food dye so its safe or the animals. The students have also painted stools for the Monarto learning centre. They help to support the work Monarto does by hosting fundraising events through sausage sizzle’s, coffee stalls and selling cupcakes.
Monarto Zoological Park is a 1,500-hectare open range zoo, it is the largest open-range zoo in the world and is home to more than 500 animals and 50 exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.