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National Threatened Species Day 2014

11 Sep 2014 11:02:39

National Threatened Species Day 2014

With the beginning of September comes that time of year where a range of zoos and conservation groups from across NSW 'paint the town khaki' to raise awareness for National Threatened Species Day 2014.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in conjunction with the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund proudly participated in the Zoo & Aquarium Association's event by bringing some of our most iconic as animals to Martin Place for the day!

Celebrated on the 7th of September annually, the day marks the anniversary of the death of the last Tasmanian tiger. The event is held on this day as a reminder of Australia's pledge to never see another Australian species go extinct in our lifetime.

And what a reminder it was! The spectacle had busy city-goers skipping their coffee for a dose of quokka love, putting down their briefcases to scratch wombat bottoms and looking away from laptop screens to view koalas and pythons in their trees. Presentations from our keepers on the day also inspired and captivated passers-by to stop and listen in.

The day really brought the bush to the city and served as a reminder to all who attended that our rich wildlife is what makes us most proud to be Australian. All funds raised by the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund on the day will go towards research and initiatives that will help threatened species in Australia.

For more information on the WILD LIFE Conservation fund, please visit and like their Facebook page.