KangaZoo – Australian Wildlife Rescue
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has bounded into a new era of gamification with the launch of KangaZoo, an interactive and innovative wildlife game that further supports Australia’s bushfire recovery.
As part of the $5 million Bushfire Tourism Recovery and International Surge Support Package, KangaZoo encourages young people around the world to interact with Australia’s unique and remarkable landscape in a virtual setting.
The game provides an interactive platform for discovering Australia’s outback, National Parks, wetlands and wildlife despite restrictions posed by COVID-19.
KangaZoo encourages tourists to enjoy Australia’s unique experiences and natural beauty from the comfort of their own home, while contributing to Australia’s economic and social recovery.
KangaZoo was developed in collaboration with Australian universities, the Australian Museum, Tourism Australia and Austrade to ensure the game models positive social and ecological behavior.
KangaZoo truly reflects Australia. Characters are based on real academics from bushfire-affected universities and players explore our National Parks as a park ranger in training, working to rescue injured native animals and discover local flora.
KangaZoo is a key initiative in Australia’s bushfire support, joining a campaign showcasing Australia as an attractive place to study, visit, trade and do business, when safe to do so.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade developed the game with leading Australian gamification and game development companies PentaQuest and Chaos Theory Games.
You are an Australian park ranger in training. Your job is to explore the great outdoors to rescue injured native animals and discover local flora. Nurture and care for the animals, manage their happiness and health by taking the time to understand their needs. It’s up to you to use your newfound knowledge to construct the perfect habitat for their rehabilitation. Build your own, unique wildlife sanctuary where you nurse all the animals back to full health and, once they are healthy, release them back into the wild.
Rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals to upgrade your ranger license to gain access to new states and national parks across Australia, unlocking a whole new world of native flora and fauna.
Go on a true-blue wildlife adventure packed with native mammals, marsupials, reptiles, birds, and plants to discover along the way!