Author: Zoos Victoria

Update from Australia’s Zoos Victoria – Fighting extinction

In 1989 the total population of Eastern Barred Bandicoots was fewer than 150 and in 2013, the species was declared as Extinct in the Wild on mainland Australia. Today, we are thrilled to share that the conservation status of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot has been reclassified as Endangered, and the 1,500 strong population is facing… Read more »

A special visit for the bushfire-affected koalas

Late last year you may remember Zoos Victoria announced that 14 bushfire-affected koalas were released back to their homes in East Gippsland. Here’s an update on how they are doing. After multiple surgeries for severe burns and treatment at Healesville Sanctuary, followed by rehabilitation at Phillip Island Nature Parks, vets have now completed the first… Read more »