Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

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A new book, Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats tells the stories from behind the scenes at Healesville Sanctuary and other Aussie zoos.

Hazel Flynn’s book is recommended for younger readers and explores what it’s really like to be a zoo keeper today, while providing some fascinating facts about some of Australia’s most loveable and rare creatures.

Why are 1000 trees needed for every koala in a zoo? How do you check a tree-kangaroo’s pouch for joeys?

Why is a wombat’s poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after critically endangered bandicoots?

Real zoo keepers share their funny and moving adventures, from looking after an orphaned wombat to saving tiny frogs from extinction. Readers can discover how they can be a hero for animals too.

Ms Flynn is a writer, editor and animal lover. She has written for Cosmos and Reader’s Digest and has written ten books, including Working Dog Heroes.

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