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National Bilby Day
National Bilby Day is held annually on the second Sunday in September to draw the attention of the Australian community to the plight of the bilby. The day was gazetted in 2005 after Frank Manthey lobbied the Federal Government. This special day is used as a focal point to promote community events to fundraise and create awareness about the bilby. No other Australian species has the honour of having its own national day.
Find out what is happening this year for the National Bilby Day weekend.
National Threatened Species Day
National Threatened Species Day is a national annual event held on 7 September. It commemorates that day in 1936 when the last Tasmanian tiger (Thylacine) died in Hobart Zoo.
Since 2008, when Frank Manthey initiated the first National Threatened Species Day event for the Queen St Mall, Brisbane, people have been able tosee and learn more about the plight of endangered species. As the years progress, and with the support of wildlife parks around Australia, these events have expanded to other venues and cities.
Easter bilbies and Easter show
More details coming soon.
In the meantime enjoy this video from Easter from Mar 27, 2016
Our Board Chair Al Mucci and Chad Staples from Featherdale Wildlife Park (a sponsor of our fund) on the set of Studio 10 to celebrate our beautiful little Easter creatures!