National Science Week at Adelaide Zoo
Wild homes – reintroducing and protecting species in the wild
Wednesday 25 August from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
It takes hard work, strong partnerships and some serious science to save species from extinction. Join Zoos SA’s Conservation Manager as she explains how we go about protecting, breeding and reintroducing species back into the wild.
Some of the fascinating animals you’ll hear about include the adorable Brush-tailed Bettong, who is considered an ‘ecosystem engineer’ as they help maintain the health of the soil throughout their environment by spreading fungal spores and seeds when digging, and Kangaroo Island Dunnart, a small, critically-endangered marsupial that is endemic to the island and whose habitat was largely destroyed in the 2019/20 summer bushfires.
From Marna Bangarra, one of our key conservation projects that seeks to re-establish locally extinct species and bring ecological function back to the Southern Yorke Peninsula’s unique landscape, to our vital work on Kangaroo Island gathering data on many species that were impacted by bushfires, you’ll learn all about just how much work goes into improving our understanding of wild animals and how we’re protecting them into the future.
Relive the science!
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This event is proudly supported by National Science Week.