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A Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Registered scar tree is located within the grounds of Melbourne Zoo in close proximity to the heritage listed perimeter fence. The scar tree is estimated to be over 400 years old. We intend to design and build an Indigenous inspired garden at Melbourne Zoo to showcase this tree.
Zoos Victoria is the custodian of 142 hectares of bushland adjacent to Healesville Sanctuary. Significant as the largest remnant of intact Yarra Valley floor forest and for its island position amongst cleared land, the Coranderrk is in urgent need of restoration.
Lyrebirds are an iconic Australian bird species with a strong connection to the temperate rainforests in and around the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Healesville Sanctuary has a strong history and reputation with breeding and displaying the Lyrebird.
Imagine a place where you can come face to face with some of the world’s most incredible predators. A place where you can encounter African Lions, Snow Leopards, African Wild Dogs and unexpected predators such as the Praying Mantis.
Zoos Victoria is committed to ensuring that no Victorian terrestrial verterbrate spieces go extinct on our watch. To meet this goal, we have identified 20 threatened species to protect through the establishment of insurance populations and breeding programs.