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Baby Rhino

Name the baby rhino!

Over the last two months, we’ve been touched by the way that members of the public have followed the journey of our precious Southern White Rhino calf at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

19 August 2013
Orang-utan Palm Party

Orang-Utan Palm Party

Sumatran Orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo have celebrated a day designated in their honour: the first-ever World Orang-utan Day.

19 August 2013
Baby Rhino

Meet our baby rhino

During the next four weeks Werribee Open Range Zoo’s baby rhino is expected to be on public display for timed viewings between 10.45am – 11.45am and 1.45pm – 2.45pm daily. If she needs some time to rest or the weather is poor, display times may change or be cancelled at short notice.

18 August 2013
William Barak

Between Two Worlds

Healesville Sanctuary remembered Aboriginal leader William Barak today, with Wurundjeri Elders, Murrindindi and Auntie Joy and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Jeanette Powell, unveiling a commemorative life-size bronze sculpture and opening Wurundjeri Walk to mark the 110th annviersary of Barak's passing.

15 August 2013
Penguin Peek

Penguin Peek

Wild Sea Keeper Justin Valentine has provided this ‘penguin peek’ photo of this spring’s first Little Penguin chicks in their burrow.

14 August 2013
Swirl the African Wild Dog

It's a dog's life

In this month’s animal profile we take a walk on the wild side with African Wild Dog Keeper Katherine Quinn, who gave us a glimpse into the life of eight year old, Swirl.

8 August 2013
Menyaru turns ten

Menyaru turns ten

Sumatran Orang-utan Menyaru showed his playful side when he took more interest in his birthday boxes than in his presents or even his cake.

Other orang-utans were quick to help finish off a coconut and banana cake created in the Zoo Bakery.

30 July 2013
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Wanted: a devil of a name

Meet Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival, a gorgeous little Tasmanian Devil joey. Although she’s not up to meeting visitors just yet, she is beautiful, strong and healthy and had her first photo shoot with the Sunday Herald Sun last week, where she was a true little media star.

26 July 2013
Rigo

Cause of Rigo's death confirmed

Results have confrmed that Rigo's death was casued by sudden heart failure. 

26 July 2013
Rigo

Sad farewell to Rigo

Today we have lost a much-loved member of the Zoo family with the sudden passing of Rigo, the Silverback Western Lowland Gorilla this morning.

18 July 2013