Good Music For A Good Cause
Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit conservation organisation working to secure a future rich in wildlife. All proceeds from your Zoo Twilights ticket contribute to saving a tiny marsupial called the Mountain Pygmy-possum.
Zoos Victoria works closely with partners as part of the Mountain Pygmy-possum recovery team. Due to the situation facing these possums, the recovery team have developed short and long-term projects that require funding. Your concert ticket is helping to support these projects and contributing to saving this species from extinction – thank you!
The Mountain Pygmy-possum
The Mountain Pygmy-possum – arguably Australia’s cutest possum – is facing an uphill battle in its courageous fight against extinction. With a little under 2,000 Critically Endangered possums left in the wild, Zoos Victoria has an ambitious aim to take them off the extinction list.
The Mountain Pygmy-possum is Australia’s only hibernating marsupial, spending up to seven months in hibernation under the snow in the alpine and sub-alpine boulder fields of Victoria and New South Wales. Weighing around 45g, this tiny possum is facing big challenges, with climate change, loss of habitat, and introduced predators all threatening populations. More recently, reduction in Bogong Moth numbers – the possums’ primary food source when waking after hibernation – is a major concern for Victorian possums. With scarce food, the survival rate of pouch young has decreased putting the future of this species at risk.
Totes for Wildilfe
If you want to do more to help the Mountain Pygmy-possum, you can buy a tote bag and directly support the conservation of this local threatened species.
Through the sales of special edition tote bags, Zoos Victoria are raising funds for the vital conservation projects. One such project is the planting of native alpine plants in Victorian habitat. These shrubs will improve habitat quality and connectivity, as well as providing alternative food sources throughout the year for possums. Every purchase of a Totes for Wildlife tote will help Mountain Pygmy-possums with all proceeds directed to these programs in the wild. Buy a tote now
How you can help bushfire-affected wildlife
As a voice for wildlife, Zoos Victoria is devastated by the impact of the bushfire crisis on precious species and their habitat, including the Mountain Pygmy-possum. We are leading the response to injured and threatened wildlife and we need your help to raise much-needed emergency funds.
Donate now to the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund to provide expert care for impacted wildlife.