Merry Christmas to all our Zoo Members!
We've had another massive year fighting wildlife extinction and as a not-for-profit conservation organisation, your zoo membership has helped us achieve so much!
In particular our Threatened Species team at Healesville Sanctuary have been taking great care of this little guy, the Orange-bellied Parrot. With the help of our Tasmanian partners (DPIPWE), numerous volunteers, and the OBP Recovery Team, we’ve seen the first release of this bird to the wild since 2009.
Three things you should know about this brave little parrot:
1) He is one of only two migrating parrots in the world
2) There are less of them in the wild than there are giant pandas
3) 24 of his kind were released back in to the wild this year
Oh and..he’s a very festive little fellow with an important story to share. And what better way to tell this story than with a Christmas song?
Merry Christmas Zoo Members from the Orange-bellied Parrot and all the team at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo!