The Have you ‘herd’ of extinction? competition included writing, drawing, colouring and art categories and there were hundreds of fantastic entries submitted by very talented students.
Students were encouraged to learn about endangered species and their habitats and to explore why certain species are under threat. Many students chose to focus on our native endangered species - such as the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Tasmanian Devil and Victoria’s state emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum.
Congratulations to all of the students who were involved and learnt more about endangered species and how we can all help in the fight against wildlife extinction.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Asian Elephants in the wild have been poached for their tusks and populations have dwindled. Melbourne Zoo has been successful in breeding four calves in recent years. You can help us fight extinction by adopting the Asian Elephant.