Today we continued working on one of Zoos Victoria campaigns to help specific animals, such as Don’t Palm us off which helps the Orangutans and the Sumatran Tiger. There are 6 campaigns the Zoo have put together. The campaign that I am working on is called ¨They’re Calling On You¨ which helps the Gorillas. The Gorillas are also part of the SOS 10, where the Zoo wants to help the animal because they think the animal is in serious need of attention. The Gorilla is now Critically Endangered from the illegal mining of the of the substance called Coltan which is a part of a phone. To find out more, visit the Zoos Victoria website and search “They’re Calling On You” and it’s all there in black and white. What campaign would you want to look into?
Two weeks ago the seniors went to the Melbourne Zoo. When we went got there, we went straight to the Seal enclosure to hear a talk about the SOS 10.
The SOS 10 are 10 animals that the Zoo’s Victoria want to spend money on trying to save the animals and to try not making them extinct. The animals are: The Lion, Tasmanian Devil, Helmeted Honeyeater, Western Lowland Gorilla, Growing Grass Frog, Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, Philippines Crocodile, Orangutans, Asian Elephant and finally the Australian Fur Seal.
We got told to lend our Voice to one of the animals but we could lend our voice to only one animal. I found out the Helmeted Honeyeater is the last bird that originated in Victoria and not brought to Australia from another country.
I was surprised that the Zoo were already predicting that the Orangutans will be extinct in the wild in 10 years! I wonder if the Orangutans will live on longer than 10 years in the wild, what do you think?If you could lend your voice to an animal, which of the SOS 10 would you pick?