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Baby rhino close up

Our bouncing baby rhino

This month’s animal profile takes a look at one of our most recent additions to the Zoo family, our 6-week old baby Southern White Rhino calf. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Peppa’ by keepers, the baby calf is doing well and will receive her official name when she is a bit older.

11 July 2013
Eastern Barred Bandicoot Release

Eastern Barred Bandicoots return home

After eight years, a new population of Eastern Barred Bandicoots were returned to Woodlands Historic Park last week as part of the recovery project to save the species from extinction.

2 July 2013
Minister Ryan Smith presenting membership to the Grey Family

Victorians flock to the Zoo

Zoos Victoria has welcomed more than 2 million visitors this financial year, a new all-time high and a 5 per cent increase over last financial year.

23 June 2013
Pete the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Transmission from Pete the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Ever wondered what it takes to help save one of Zoos Victoria’s 20 fighting extinction species? Meet Pete, the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB), part of Zoos Victoria’s critical breeding program at Melbourne Zoo.

13 June 2013
Warriors playing soccer

Kicking Goals in Melako

They may not make it to Brazil for the World Cup, but these budding warriors are taking to the (dusty) soccer pitch in order to boost conservation efforts in Melako, Kenya.

12 June 2013
Leopard Lodge

Zoos Victoria hosts inaugural Hall of Fame dinner

Zoos Victoria’s inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Tuesday night and celebrated the meaningful contributions that 10 individuals and institutions have made to the Zoo.

7 June 2013
Baby Bo

Baby Bo joins our Sanctuary family

Healesville Sanctuary has adopted an orphan wombat baby named Bo, found in the pouch of his mother who had been hit by a car in nearby Yellingbo. The six month old baby was admitted with a few itchy spots which progressively got worse.

7 June 2013
Devil bequest

Zoo receives $1 million bequest

Zoos Victoria has welcomed one of our largest gifts in recent history with a $1 million bequest from the estate of Barbara and Peter Shearer.

The gift will help fund the Zoo's Tasmanian Devil breeding program based at Healesville Sanctuary.

4 June 2013
Rhino baby feeding

Baby rhino born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a new female baby Southern White Rhino born at 8.05pm AEST on Thursday 30 May. The baby was born to mother SiSi and weighs a healthy 69 kilograms.

31 May 2013
Elephant family

Zoo's iconic cork program ends

After 14 years and collecting over 62.5 million corks, the curtain is closing on Zoos Victoria’s highly successful Corks for the Elephants program.

29 May 2013