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Today an Australian species has been brought back from mainland extinction, and we couldn't have done it without your support!

In 1989 the total population of Eastern Barred Bandicoots was fewer than 150 and in 2013, the species was declared as Extinct in the Wild on mainland Australia.

Today, we are thrilled to share that the conservation status of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot has been reclassified as Endangered, and the 1,500 strong population is facing a much brighter future. The changed status is a first for an Australian threatened species and enables Zoos Victoria to end its 30-year captive breeding and insurance program. 

On behalf of Zoos Victoria, we would like to thank the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Team who have dedicated years to saving this species on the brink. Recovery efforts for any endangered species takes a community of partners, specialists, donors, volunteers and community members. With your support, no Victorian species will go extinct under our watch.

To celebrate this announcement, download our special Eastern Barred Bandicoot virtual background!

Your Zoos Victoria Membership helps us continue to love and look after the animals in our care and fight wildlife extinction. Here's an update with Dr Jenny Gray, CEO of Zoos Victoria, about what the Keepers and animals have been up to while the zoos have been closed.

Spring is in the air

While we may not be able to take a walk through the Butterfly House at the moment, Spring is here and we are celebrating butterflies in all their colour and majesty.

Take a virtual tour of Melbourne Zoo's Butterfly House with a new 360 degree video - it will be sure to calm the soul and celebrate the fresh spring air!

Two butterflies on a leaf
Test your butterfly knowledge

Butterflies are beautiful to admire, but how much do you know about them? Take our quiz to find out!

Monarch butterfly sits on a purple flower
Play some butterfly bingo

Need something to do at home? Play our Butterfly Bingo hosted directly from our balmy Butterfly House.

Show off your love for these beauties and download your virtual backgrounds now. Keep scrolling for some special Snow Leopard backgrounds. 

The new online Zoo Shop is now open

We're excited to announce our new online Zoo Shop is now open! New exciting merchandise will be added each week, and your purchase helps save wildlife.

Members exclusively receive 15% off* with a unique code. To access your code, fill out the form below and it will be emailed to you. As this code is unique to your membership, be sure to save it somewhere safe. Happy shopping!

*15% off full price products. No further discounts apply 

Good news story

We celebrated National Threatened Species Day on 7 September with some amazing conservation wins. We want to take the opportunity to thank our wonderful partners, donors and, of course, our Zoo Members for supporting Zoos Victoria's conservation work in our fight against wildlife extinction.

Take our Snow Leopard quiz

How much do you know about these elusive big cats? Test your knowledge and see how you compare against your friends and family!

 

Exclusive virtual backgrounds

Download your Snow Leopard themed virtual backgrounds, and bring some furry fun to your virtual classrooms or meetings!

Watch the otter live stream

Catch up with the Snow Leopards' neighbours, the Asian small-clawed otters! See if you can spot this cheeky group snuggling up in their nest box. 

What's happening at the zoo

Tune in to our live animal cams or check out the virtual keeper talks. 

Keep up to date with the animals at your zoos

Zoo News

Winter Zoo News is here!

Keep a lookout for it in your mailboxes or if you prefer to receive Zoo News digitally, you can browse and read the latest from your zoos online here.

You can also read the latest Zooper Kids now. 

Exclusive member partner benefits

 

Check out our new member partner offers to take advantage of exclusive discounts around Victoria.

Become a Mini Conservation Hero

Your little ones can join us for a fun and interactive six week online course to become experts on some of the local wildlife species that Zoos Victoria are fighting to save from extinction.

Do you know a friend who would love the Member VIP Zone?

Share the news and invite them to become a Zoo Member! Together we can fight wildlife extinction.

While the community focuses on looking after people, we’ll keep looking after wildlife - but we need your help.

Thank you

Our community of Zoo Members hold a special place in our heart. The funding from your Zoo Membership not only allows us to love, enrich and care for our animals but also enables us to fight wildlife extinction, play a vital role in the recovery of bushfire-affected wildlife, educate the future leaders of wildlife conservation and campaign on vital wildlife issues. The new Member VIP Zone is our way of saying thank you. Thank you for your ongoing support for your zoos, for our work and most importantly, for wildlife.