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Fauna: a new podcast from Zoos Victoria

What do you think happens backstage at a zoo? Find out in Fauna, a new podcast from Zoos Victoria.
Join animal keepers, trainers, vets and scientists at work – from training the White-cheeked Gibbons, to responding to calls to help injured seals on Victorian beaches. 

Episodes in the seven-part series will be released weekly. You can listen below, stream, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or search Fauna in your favourite podcatcher.

 

Episodes

  • Fauna logo

    Welcome to Fauna

    What do you think happens backstage at a zoo? Find out with Fauna, a new podcast from Zoos Victoria about the people devoting their lives to animals and the fight against extinction.
    Series trailer

  • Malu looking at camera

    Animal Smarts

    While animals aren’t always given the credit they deserve when it comes to intelligence, give them a chance and they will surprise you.
    Listen now 

    Episode trailer 

    Episode summary

  • Seal

    Marine Responders

    Melbourne Zoo keepers are often the first on the scene when marine wildlife is in trouble. Be it an entangled seal or an injured penguin, their work ends suffering and saves lives.

    Listen now 

    Episode trailer

    Episode summary

  • Koala

    How Do You Evacuate a Zoo?

    Healesville Sanctuary is home to some of Victoria’s most critically endangered animals. So what happens when catastrophe looms?

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    Episode trailer 

    Episode summary

  • Plains Wanderer

    The Unannounced Visitor

    At first, the Faux family thought they’d found a quail on the back verandah. But they quickly realised they had something far more precious on their hands.

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    Episode trailer 

    Episode summary

  • Orange bellied parrot

    VIPs

    Find out about the zoo VIPs, including one Very Important Parrot.

    Listen now
    Episode trailer
    Episode summary

  • Christmas Island Pipistrelle Bat

    The Last Call

    The 2009 journey to Christmas Island to help a species teetering on the brink of extinction had a profound impact on Zoos Victoria, which has never been the same since.

    Listen now

    Episode trailer

    Episode summary 

  • Leadbeater's Possum

    The Fairy Possum

    Come with us into the forest for a magical night to search for one of Victoria’s most elusive creatures.

    Listen now

    Episode trailer

    Episode summary