About Zoos Victoria

Saving wildlife is not what we do, it's who we are.

Zoos Victoria is a world-leading zoo-based conservation organisation, dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction.

Our three zoos are Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Each one provides a unique and immersive experience that attracts visitors from around the world.

Our zoos inspire animal lovers of all ages. And by strengthening the connection between people and wildlife, we hope to protect the future of animals and their homes.

Our important work includes breeding and recovery programs; we've built partnerships with local communities, fellow conservationists, and like-minded organisations — close to home and in far-flung corners of the world.

How your donation helps

Across the national bushfire-affected areas, it is estimated that as many as 500 million animals – including critically endangered species – have perished in the bushfires, with the full impact impossible to determine.

Entering the sites of the current bushfires remains unsafe; Zoos Victoria is taking a responsive role, understanding that our work is going to be most needed in the coming months.

What is required right now are funds to ensure we are best placed to deploy this assistance when the time comes.

Every donation will fund:

  • Emergency veterinary care
  • Scientific intervention (such as exploring supplementary feeding for the animals who have survived, but whose habitats have been destroyed by the bushfires)

As a not-for-profit organisation, all money raised will be used in consultation with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to ensure it is most effectively assisting injured wildlife and their habitat.

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