23 Jun 2014 17:10:08
Three Junior Conservationists get a WILD Induction
Three passionate young wildlife lovers, all under the age of twelve, today embarked on a wild journey into the world of Australian native animals as they became part of the team here at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
Shadowing Our Zoo Keepers
With the help of the WILD LIFE keepers, the animal enthusiasts Varsha, Harry and Darcy got to learn about endangered species as part of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's 2014 Junior Conservation program. The unique animals include WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's latest member, baby wombat Ringo, a group of cuddly koalas, and the graceful yet elusive Bush Stone-curlew birds - Arnold and Hansen.
While part of the program will allow each Junior Conservationist to get hands on with the animals, it will also provide the opportunity to take part in the attraction's ongoing conservation initiatives via the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund. Furthermore it will equip the kids with the knowledge to fuel their passion and inspire them.
"The Junior Conservation program aims to raise awareness of our precious wildlife amongst the next generation. Our young wildlife volunteers have been fully immersed in the world of animal care. We hope it will help facilitate ongoing wildlife protection," said Benjamin Buchanan, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Keeper.
Seven year old animal lover Darcy Needham from Randwick, Junior Conservationist for the baby wombat, is excited to join the program and help fight for wildlife conservation in her new role, "I love animals and can't wait to help take care of them. Many are endangered which is why I want to help by putting up more signs to tell people to be nice and keep wildlife safe".