The iconic Australian Platypus is like no other animal on earth! Unfortunately poor water quality is threatening this species and many others.
Look out for the text 'phosphate-free' or 'no phosphates' on the packaging of laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent and surface cleaners.
Zoos Victoria recommends Orange Power and Aware products as they are the only widely available brands that are phosphate-free and palm oil free – great for orang-utans and Platypus!
Heard of wild soap nuts? They are a completely natural and environmentally friendly cleaning alternative.
You can help platypus and other local wildlife by making the switch to using phosphate-free cleaning products – Look for phosphate-free laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent and surface cleaner in the supermarket.
At the same time you can help save orang-utans from the brink of extinction by choosing Aware and Orange Power products – the only brands on the mainstream market that are both palm oil and phosphate free.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Zoos Victoria offers volunteering opportunities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
Use your skills and experience to help us fight extinction!