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Cheetah Kulinda explores her new home

Curious Kulinda explores her new home

Young Cheetah Kulinda has made her public debut at Werribee Open Range after being cleared from quarantine.

Over the last week, Kulinda has been exploring her new surroundings, taking in all of the new sights and smells.

19 August 2014
Lemur Island opening

Winning Zoo Development

The Zoo’s new Lemur Island is a winner!

Both the lemurs and visitors love it, and now it has been recognised with a major building industry award.

18 August 2014
Emily and her joey

It's a girl!

Springtime means baby time at Healesville Sanctuary where this little bundle of joy has just poked her head out for the very first time - and the Herald Sun was there to capture the exciting moment.

18 August 2014
Yani and Maliki

Introducing Yani and Maliki

Healesville Sanctuary is delighted to announce the names of their newest arrivals. Sister dingo puppies will be called Yani and Maliki. This follows a naming competition which received more than 1,600 entries.

14 August 2014
Nilo

Meet Nilo and Niribi

In this month’s special animal profile edition, we chat to Keeper Katherine Quinn about Nilo and Niribi, Werribee Open Range Zoo’s two African Lionesses who arrived from Givskud Zoo, Denmark earlier this year.

13 August 2014
Maremma Dogs in flight

Someone to watch over me?

Maremma Dogs and Eastern Barred Bandicoots may seem like strange bedfellows but in a new pilot program, their relationship could help save the Bandicoot from extinction.

8 August 2014
Woodlands Release

Boost for Bandicoot Release Site

On Wednesday 6 August, four Eastern Barred Bandicoots were released at Woodlands Historic Park, near Melbourne Airport as part of the recovery project to save the species from extinction.

7 August 2014
Steve the Koala - Lou Stephens

Steve welcomed at Sanctuary Harvest

Guess who’s moved in? Meet Steve, now on display at Sanctuary Harvest, where visitors are loving meeting him while ordering delicious food ready to go - sandwiches, salads and hot options.

7 August 2014
Wind damage to Woodlands Aviary

Wild winds cause damage at Healesville Sanctuary

For the safety of animals, visitors and staff, Healesville Sanctuary was forced to close last week as wild and destructive winds caused trees to fall and extensive damage to the Woodlands Aviary.

7 August 2014
Vet visit to Zoo Meerkats at RCH

Vet visit to Zoo Meerkats at Royal Children's Hospital

Once the Zoo Keepers managed to round up the eight frisky female meerkats, this morning’s veterinary visit proceeded promptly.

Almost before they knew it, the meerkats were checked, weighed, vaccinated, and back in the exhibit enjoying their post-procedure treats!

6 August 2014