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Despite their status as the fastest land mammal on earth, the cheetah is running out of time. With only 9,000 to 12,000 cheetahs left in the wild, this magnificent species has become critically endangered due to loss of habitat and cheetah-human conflict. Conflict occurs when cheetahs are wrongly blamed for livestock losses and subsequently killed by angry farmers.
Australia Zoo, in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the University of Queensland (UQ), are making monumental strides in the field of crocodilian research and conservation.
Through programs such as Crocs in Space, International Crocodile Rescue, not to mention the Irwin family's long-time involvement in trapping and relocating rogue crocodiles for the QPWS, we are fighting at the frontline in the battle to save the Saltwater Crocodile, and all crocodilian species, from persecution and eventual extinction.
Australia Zoo is home three happy, healthy and very beautiful Asian elephants. Sadly, Asian Elephants in the wild are not so lucky. With no more than 30,000 elephants left in the forests of Asia, the population of Asian Elephants is rapidly declining. In fact, it is thought that this current figure is less than one tenth of the population of the Asian elephant’s African cousin.
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is a wetland conservation property and a tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.
The 135,000 ha property, in Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, is home to a set of important spring fed wetlands which provide a critical water source to threatened habitat, provide permanent flow of water to the Wenlock River, and is home to rare and vulnerable plants and wildlife.
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) was acquired as part of the National Reserve System Programme for the purpose of nature conservation with the assistance of the Australian Government.
Come along to Australia Zoo to catch a glimpse at our six magnificent Sumatran Tigers in action- they will take your breath away! It has taken millions of years for tigers to evolve into the beautiful, awe-inspiring predator we have today. Once roaming over nearly one-fifth of the Earth, the tiger has been pushed into small isolated islands of habitat, often surrounded by a sea of humanity. It is presently a very real possibility that the tiger will become extinct in our lifetime.
Tasmanian Devils suffer from what is known as the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), an infectious cancer that can now be found across 70% of Tasmania. This disease is a cancer killing Tasmanian devils in the wild at an alarming rate.