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It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world with a significant proportion of the surviving animals and plants listed as threatened. The Greater Bilby is one such species.
The adventure begins as Team Taronga touch down in Medan at 8:30pm on a very balmy Friday night after a short stint at Singapore airport.
Members of Youth At The Zoo (YATZ) and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) Roots and Shoots program came together to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Taronga is about to mark a century of not-for-profit work bringing people and wildlife together.
The Taronga Zoomobile headed out to Trunkey Creek last week to present workshops on threatened species to children from local schools.
The efforts of two of Taronga’s Volunteers were recognised last week as part of in The Centre for Volunteering’s NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards program.
Scientists from the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health at Taronga and Zoo reptile specialists are preparing to search in the Bellinger River area to find out what species may be carrying the virus killing the now critically endangered Bellinger River Snapping Turtles.
Threatened species are actually all around us but they often get overlooked, or we forget their connection with our daily lives.
On this day each year, we in the animal care industry reflect on what happened in the past and how we can safeguard our endangered species in the future.