Did you know Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world? Zoos Victoria is working to ensure that no Victorian terrestrial species goes extinct on our watch! We thought it was time to look into our own backyards and fight the extinction of 20 native species who without our help, may disappear in the wild within 10 years.
The Love Your Locals campaign aims to raise the profile of these 20 species – many of which are unknown. We’ll be working hard to tell their stories and declare our love. We have already made a start – through street art, love letters in the newspaper and through the introduction of Zooperman and the Extinction Fighters. Find out more about these brave zooperheroes.
It isn’t hard to fight extinction and save wildlife. You can declare your love for local animals and become an extinction fighter too!
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Zoos Victoria offers volunteering opportunities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
Use your skills and experience to help us fight extinction!