Enter this month’s Photo Caption Competition and tell us what you think one of our Southern Hairy-Nosed wombats (Tyreese) is saying as he frolics in his enclosure.
Winner wins an Up-close encounter for two with the wombats nearest relative – the Koala. Or a $50 Zoo gift voucher. 4 runners up will go into the end of your prize draw. Use our online form on this page to enter. Good luck. We look forward to reading your captions.
Photo by Carole Grant.
Did you know? The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is one of the most endangered animals in the world and is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN* Red List of Threatened Species with numbers in the wild estimated at one time to be as low as 30-40.
At Billabong Zoo. Port Macquarie we have Common Wombats and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats . Whilst the Common Wombats are listed on the IUCN Red List as Least Concern the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are now categorised as Near Threatened . Throughout this month (May) we will be highlighting the plight of Wombats as part of our Edzoocation programme: Conservation through Education.
To find out more the IUCN listings of threatened wombats visit the IUCN website
*IUCN (The International Union for the Conservation of Nature)