Have you ever wondered what Zoos SA’s conservation work looks like? Or what our staff do to save endangered species on the ground?

Join us as we travel to Mallee Cliffs National Park to release locally extinct Red-tailed Phascogales into Mallee Cliffs National Park.

Together with our partners, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, 14 individuals will be driven over 450km from the breeding program at Adelaide Zoo to be released into the wild.

Learn about more about this endangered species, follow along as we chat with Zoos SA Conservation Officer Claire, Senior Keeper Michelle, and AWC Ecologists about their conservation efforts, and see the moment the Red-tailed Phascogales explore their native habitat.

At the end of the trip we’ll test your conservation and Red-tailed Phascogale knowledge with a fun quiz!

Learn about Red-tailed Phascogales

Monday 30 March 2022, 1pm

Before we hit the road on our virtual conservation road trip, keeper Michelle has a chat to us about Red-tailed Phascogales!

This native species was once abundant across much of arid and semi-arid Australia, but is now threatened in the wild.

Thanks to our parnters Australian Wildlife Conservancy and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, we are excited to be taking 14 of these furry marsupials from the breeding program at Adelaide Zoo to be released in to the fenced feral predator-free refuge at Mallee Cliffs today.

To ensure the Red-tailed Phascogales were fit and healthy, they received a health check and were fitted them with specially designed tracking collars, which will provide the team with important conservation information and help them continue to protect the species for the future.

 

On the road

Monday 30 March 2022, 3:30pm

 

 

We have pulled in for a rest at Renmark – almost there!

We’re chatting with Keeper Michelle and Conservation Field Officer Claire to learn more about Red-tailed Phascogales, conservation and the wild release tonight into Mallee Cliffs.

The release tonight is thanks to our work with our partners Australian Wildlife Conservancy and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Releasing the Phascogales

Monday 30 March 2022, 7:00pm

The Red-tailed Phascogales are in their new home at Mallee Cliffs National Park!

Together with the Senior Wildlife Ecologist Laurence Berry and the team from Australian Wildlife Conservancy, all the phascogales are now in their nest boxes and out discovering their 9,570ha fenced feral predator-free environment.

The release tonight is thanks to our work with our partners Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Test your knowlege!

What’s your Earth Number? Zoos SA’s is 25 for the number of conservation programs we run and support here in Austra… https://t.co/iS9K9FgAU7

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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