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.


You may have heard over the years Mark Stone, owner of Billabong Zoo in Port Macquarie, talk about Conservation through Education as being one of the key roles of a modern zoo. On Sunday 25th June 2017 it’s CROC DAY at the Zoo as we turn our attention to Crocodiles as part of our regular […]

Koala Joey naming competition – the Winner is…

And our new koala joey is called Holly (cross between the father’s name Ollie and mother’s name Hannalee )… we had a lot of entries with Holly (and Hollie) and our winner was pulled out from the entry forms by one of our Zoo Keepers who loves the name … well done to our winner […]


What a great deal of fun going through our Wombat photo captions. The winner and three runners-up all go into the end of year final prize draw. WINNER ” I’m not sure that these sit ups are helping with my pot belly!!!” – Lyn RUNNERS-UP “Heads, shoulders, kneeeeze and … tooes.” – Mary “And that’s […]

Red Panda – Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie, NSW – photo caption competition winner

red panda photo caption competition and the winner is …. “I’m not snoring I’m doing a Nepalese meditation chant” Annette 2445 RUNNER UPS “Urrrggghh, I ate too much bamboo and now I’m stuck like this!” Hartley, 2440 “Wake me up when it’s the weekend!” Nicky 2444 “I’m proof that beauty sleep works” Grant 2445 Here […]

June /July 2017

Saltwater Crocodile – photo caption competition

Enter our Saltwater Crocodile – photo caption competition. Click here

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