Chimbu the Tree Kangaroo Highlights Importance of Conservation
In recent months, it was estimated that around 1.25 billion animals were killed during Australia’s bushfires. Thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, and cockatoos were burnt alive, left homeless and are now facing extinction. Since then, the conservation of Australia’s unique flora and fauna has been a difficult task. But the recent birth of Chimbu – a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo at Healesville Sanctuary located in Melbourne– is giving hope that conservation efforts from sanctuaries not just in Australia, but around the world, are providing unique species with a future.
Dr Marissa Parrott, Reproductive Biologist in Wildlife Conservation & Science at Zoos Victoria, joined us on The Daily to talk about Chimbu and important conservation work.