Australia Zoo News


JULY - 2009

Australia Zoo animal encounters group experiences zoo tours
Rafael is fitted with the tracker.

Track Rafael!

31 July 2009

This year alone, the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit has rescued over 80 turtles from the South-east Queensland area. Until now, there was no way of knowing what happens to the rehabilitated turtles once they are returned to the wild. Rafael, the...

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Jessica cuddles up to a koala.

Bindi turns 11!

28 July 2009

Crikey! Bindi Irwin turned 11 on Friday July 24, and Australia Zoo went glamorous for the occasion, hosting a Masquerade party fit for a Wildlife Warrior princess. Even Australian Idol favourite, Jessica Mauboy, came to the party for a very special...

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Saira Manns wins Queensland school based trainee of the year for Sunshine Cost and Wide Bay regions.

What a stand out!

27 July 2009

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors trainee Saira Manns is a shining example of what can be achieved when you knuckle down and focus - this young lady is blazing trails. Saira joined the Australia Zoo crew as a young school-based trainee last year,...

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The fastest animal on land is running out of time

24 July 2009

Conservation Conversations are a series of free information sessions about Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors and the wildlife conservations projects we support within Australia and around the world. Learn about some amazing animals and how you can...

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Masquerade party fit for a Wildlife Warrior Princess

23 July 2009

Crikey! Bindi Irwin is turning 11 on 24 July, and Australia Zoo is going glamorous for the occasion, throwing a Masquerade party fit for a Wildlife Warrior princess. To help Bindi celebrate, Australia Zoo is inviting all kids 14 years and under to...

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Our three fluff-balls Mika, Sunita and Charlie!

Bengal cubs turn two!

22 July 2009

Well, it seems only yesterday we were holding three tiny fur balls in our arms thinking they were the cutest bundle of stripes we'd ever laid eyes on! Nowadays, when they wrap their massive paws around our waist, one gets to thinking... where on...

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Robert helps Steve clean the tiger glass

Today at the Zoo!

15 July 2009

It may appear to be a glamorous job, but caring for the animals at Australia Zoo is hard and sometimes very smelly work. So, when TODAY show weather man Steve Jacobs decided to swap jobs with Bindi for the day, he discovered exactly what it takes to...

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Hook, line and sinker!

10 July 2009

In 2008 The Australia Zoo rescue unit attended 191 fishing tackle related rescues - this is a staggering amount - that's more than one every two days! Many of these rescues can be easily untangled, treated and released, but some, like Rafael the...

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Keepers and construction celebrate!

Keepers claim victory!

3 July 2009

For 364 days of the year, Australia Zoo's animal keepers work harmoniously with the construction crew to maintain a magnificent Zoo. But for one night, harmony goes out the window and ‘the khaki' is replaced with footy jerseys, as these two...

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