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The Zoos Victoria Fighting Extinction Dog Squad are helping to protect some of Australia’s most threatened species.

  • Guardian Dog Program 

    The Guardian Dog Program is trialling whether Eastern Barred Bandicoots, protected by specially trained Maremma Guardian Dogs, can develop self-sustaining populations in unfenced locations.

  • Detection Dog Program

    The use of Detection Dogs in field surveys of threatened species such as the Baw Baw Frog and Plains-wanderer is being trialled through the Detection Dog Program.