Dakota Zoo Raises Money for Australia

An estimated one billion animals have perished in the Australian bushfires. Dakota Zoo is prepared for the emergency.

Dakota Zoo has donated $3,000 to Australia thanks to a conservation fund started in 2013.

"As we look and see what's going on in Australia, virtually everybody that sees that--whether you're with the zoo or an individual, you want to somehow help out. And so, that's really rewarding for us is to be able to have access to these funds where we can help out," said Dakota Zoo Director Terry Lincoln.

In the past, the Zoo has helped fund all kinds of conservation efforts around the world including efforts to preserve Australian wallabies, black footed ferrets in South Dakota, snow leopards in Mongolia and tigers in Russia.

If you'd like to contribute to the Australian Zoo initiative, you can do so through the Dakota Zoo's Facebook page.