Our Youth at the Zoo members were at Healesville Sanctuary recently, asking visitors to 'Wipe for Wildlife' and pledge to use recycled toilet paper. Youth at the Zoo is an education program targeted at 13-18 year old students who want to help fight extinction. The program provides members with a range of education and conservation activities they can participate in over the school holidays. For more information, visit http://www.zoo.org.au/yatz
The Australian dingo is currently endangered and threatened with extinction. The threat is predominately due to hybridization, inbreeding, hunting, government ‘wild dog’ eradication programs and loss of genetic fitness. There are no current conservation strategies that will reduce the rate of possible extinction.
Get up close to Australia’s best-loved birds in Healesville Sanctuary’s spectacular walk-through aviary. Find out who’s who in the parrot world, who’s endangered (and why), who’s a survivor – and why trees are so important. Who knows, you might become a perch for one of our magnificent birds! | www.zoo.org.au
Tickle a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary. This is a world first experience and available to only a few people per day so bookings are essential! Photo: Tony Gough. http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/wild-encounters/wade-with-the-platypus
Matthew is loving the faux snow-play in Healesville Sanctuary’s beautiful Winter Wonderland. Bring your raincoats and gumboots these school holidays and experience a winter like no other. All activities are free – and so are kids! | www.zoo.org.au