iucn-red-list-logo-redBillabong Zoo is an advocate for “Conservation through Education”. We use our ‘voice’ via our website, social media, schools programme and visitor Zoo Keeper talks to highlight the plight of animals, especially those  on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Billabong Zoo cares for 10 ambassador animal species sadly on the Red List. Every month we will also be highlighting the plight of a particular species and promoting  the work of organisations doing great work to save and protect threatened species.


Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie will soon be launching it’s community based Living with Koalas programme.  Like all good conservation programmes the Zoo supports, it all starts with awareness and education. We will be highlighting the plight of koalas in the wild (now in rapid decline) to all our visitors, schools and groups throughout the region. […]

KOALAS – now listed as VULNERABLE on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

This month (April 2017) Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie is highlighting the plight of the Koalas. Incredibly, and shamefully for Australia, the koala is now listed as on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. Whilst numbers in the wild are not accurately known, what we do know is numbers have drastically fallen within recent years […]

Africa’s incredible protected areas hold the key to securing the future of lions…

Photo credit ©BURRARD-LUCAS.COM This is an extract from a recent report by Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organisation Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie supports. “In recent years, lion numbers have declined steeply. Some estimates suggest as few as 20,000 wild lions remain in all of Africa, compared to 30,000 that existed just two decades ago. […]

African Lion Conservation: Project Leonardo

This month (March) Billabong Zoo is highlighting the work of a great Conservation organisation  – Panthera – who are undertaking measurable actions to help the plight of African Lions. Panthera is the only organisation in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Project Leonardo […]

April 2017

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