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Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund - Zoos Victoria

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by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
Published January 7th 2020
Zoos Victoria Helping Animals


There are so many great things Zoos Victoria do to protect our wildlife and now they have added their help to fundraising efforts through the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund.

Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund donations
Transporting supplies for vets


As a voice and strong supporter of wildlife, Zoos Victoria is devastated by the impact of the bushfire crisis on precious species and their habitat and is determined to assist in all aspects. Every donation you make will fund emergency veterinary care and scientific intervention such as exploring supplementary feeding for the animals who have survived, but whose habitats have been destroyed by the bushfires.

Zoos Victoria across their three locations, Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, already do much to ensure animals do not become extinct or endangered, they are so much more than just a place to see wild animals. Besides events and programs for the general public as well as for schools, they undertake vital research into breeding and protecting animals. One of their long-standing programs focuses on making labelling changes to products containing palm oil, so that consumers can make decisions on buying those products #LabelPalmoilAlready and orangutans can be protected. You can find all their programs for protecting animals on their website

Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund donations
Come visit the Zoo


They also have lots of summer holiday programs for young and old ranging from musical performances at the Zoo Twilights, a photography exhibition called Planet or plastic? and Melbourne Zoo Up Late with outdoor films and keeper talks.



Besides donating, the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund, why not visit one of the three Zoos these holidays and get to know the animals and all the wonderful things Zoos Victoria do to ensure the welfare and future of wild animals.


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Why? To see all the great things Zoos Victoria do
When: Opens 9 am - until 14th January until 8 pm then until 5 pm
Where: Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary
Cost: Adults $38, Concession $29, Senior $34 Children free during school holidays and on the weekends
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