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Priority native threatened species

These 21 unique animals aren't found anywhere except for south-eastern Australia. Tragically, they are being pushed to the brink of extinction by habitat loss, introduced species, infectious diseases, fire and climate change. Unless people act to save them, they could be lost forever.

Zoos Victoria are committed to restoring viable populations of these species in the wild through captive breeding and reintroduction. We are also working to support recovery teams and raise public awareness to address threatening processes.

Photo Credits:
Alpine She-oak Skink photo: Andrew Griffiths Baw Baw Frog photo: Rick Hammond Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby photo: Rick Hammond Eastern Barred Bandicoot photo: Gerry Gibson Grassland Earless Dragon photo: Mike Swan Guthega Skink photo: Andrew Griffiths Helmeted Honeyeater photo: Danielle Knox Leadbeater’s Possum photo: Dan Harley Lord Howe Island Stick Insect photo: Jane Satchell Mountain Pygmy-possum photo: Rick Hammond New Holland Mouse photo: Max Deliopoulos Northern Corroboree Frog photo: Michelle Cooper Orange-bellied Parrot photo: Chris Tzaros Plains-wanderer photo: Simon Starr Regent Honeyeater photo: Trent Browning Smoky Mouse photo: Linda Broome Southern Bent-wing Bat photo: Steve Bourne Southern Corroboree Frog photo: Damian Goodall Spotted Tree Frog photo: Raelene Hobbs Stuttering Frog photo: Damian Goodall Tasmanian Devil photo: Trent Browning