Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary are celebrating World Vet Day today (27 April) and for the first time ever, have released a selection of fascinating X-rays featuring some of Australia’s most iconic native animals.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, the most devastating bushfires in Australia’s history. Tragically, 173 people lost their lives, 414 were injured and over a million wild and domesticated animals were lost.
Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot chicks have hatched at Healesville Sanctuary – the first for the 2018/19 breeding season. With the situation in the wild for these unique birds so dire, a robust captive population is essential to the ongoing survival of this species.