Year of the Outback

Year of the Outback

The Magnetic Hill Zoo is the leader in education and conservation action in Atlantic Canada.  Join us in learning about and supporting species from the outback in 2022 by;

  • Visiting our outback animals at the Zoo including the new Wallabies,
  • Supporting this year’s conservation project: Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction program for the brush-tailed rock-wallaby. 

Later this year, you can look forward to viewing the wallabies in their new enclosure. 

Magnetic Hill Zoo's outback animals

Magnetic Hill Zoo's outback animals

Wallabies, Emus, Bearded Dragon & Budgies

For the 2022 Year of the Outback theme, we have chosen to support the Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction Program for the brush-tailed rock-wallaby. 

Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit organization and world-leading zoo-based conservation organization. They are committed to fighting wildlife extinction. This group of zoos provides experiences that are immersive and inspiring to visitors who come from all around the world

Zoos Victoria fights wildlife extinction through partnership with local communities and other conservationists in the development and implementation of scientifically sound breeding and recovery programs which support critically endangered species. They also provide zoo-based animal encounters and experiences that strengthen the connection between people and wildlife and inspire further education. 

Zoos Victoria is focused on working with partners to secure the survival of a number of critically endangered species, including the brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Their program seeks to develop and implement a strategy to reintroduce Brush-tailed rock-wallabies into the wild. 

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Coming soon, you can visit wallabies in their new enclosure in the Discovery section of the zoo. In the meantime, you can meet some other outback animals in the zoo, including our emus, Edwina and Eleanor, our bearded dragon, Norbert, and our Budgies.

How you can help

During your next visit, you can help by: 

  • Placing your donation in the new donation bins located throughout the zoo.
  • Purchasing from a wide selection of gift shop items featuring Australia’s animals.

A portion of the proceeds from this donation bin and the stuffed toys sales will be given to the Zoos Victoria Fighting Extinction program for Brush-tailed Wallabies.

Major threats to the Brush-tailed rock-wallaby include changes to their habitat as well as the impact of competition with other species which has isolated their remaining populations. This isolation has created a loss of genetic diversity which is another significant threat to their survival as a species. 

You can help by: 

  • Making a donation to Zoos Victoria to help support their conservation efforts at https://www.zoo.org.au/donate/
  • Educating yourself and others by discovering more about your local conservation efforts and take action for local wildlife. 
  • Doing what you can to educate others and raise awareness to support the Brush-tailed rock-wallaby.