How to Support Australian Wildlife and Their Habitats

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How to Support Australian Wildlife and Their Habitats

"Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is greatly concerned about the devastating impact of the bushfires on Australian wildlife and their habitats," said Dr. Cheryl Morris, vice president of conservation at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. "We are committed to supporting Australia’s zoos working on the front lines of this fight to care for injured wildlife. Currently their needs are primarily financial to provide the emergency veterinary care required. We will continue to monitor their situation over the coming weeks and months to assist in the care, preservation and restoration following this devastation."
 
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is sending two donations of $2,500 each to organizations assisting with the emergency care needed for animals in Australia. 

  • Zoos Victoria is running a Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund: https://www.zoo.org.au/firefund/. All funds raised will be used for critical care and long-term recovery of Australian Wildlife.
  • WIRES (New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organization in Australia. WIRES is rescuing and caring for as many sick, injured and orphaned native animals as possible. To help, please support WIRES Emergency Fund at https://www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than a dozen animals native to Australia and some endangered plants. Visit the complete list below:

Plants

  • Rock orchid
  • Large boulder orchid

Mammals

  • Yellow-footed rock wallaby
  • Tammar wallaby
  • Short-beaked echidna

 
Birds

  • Chestnut teal
  • Australian wood duck
  • Tawny frogmouth
  • Kookaburra
  • Masked lapwing
  • Star finch
  • Owl finch
  • Long-tailed finch 
  • Galah
  • Budgie
  • Cockatiel
  • Sulfur-crested cockatoo
  • White cockatoo

 
Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Rough-scaled python 
  • Lace monitor 
  • Centralian python
  • Brown tree snake
  • Rough-scaled death adder
  • Common death adder
  • Collett's snake
  • Woma python
  • King brown snake
  • Coastal taipan
  • Prickly gecko
  • Kimberley rock monitor
  • Perentie monitor
  • Cunningham's skink
  • Eastern pygmy spiny-tailed skink
  • Green tree python
  • Magnificent tree frog
  • Amethystine python
  • Banded knob-tailed gecko
  • Australian freshwater crocodile
  • Australian snake-necked turtles
  • Krefft's River turtle
  • Red-bellied short-necked turtle
  • Fly River turtle
  • Blue-tongued skink
  • Frilled dragon
  • Bearded dragons


 
Fish

  • Pot-bellied seahorse
  • Old wife 
  • Ornate cowfish
  • Morwong
  • Stripeys 
  • Crested weedfish

 
 

Posted by Andrea Hennings at 3:37 PM