baby gorilla is 4 days old- video

Baby Gorilla Debut

New mother Kimya brought her baby out into the Gorilla Rainforest to meet media this morning.

Although the Western Lowland Gorilla was only born on Saturday evening, Melbourne Zoo Keepers are so pleased with its progress that they decided today would be a good time for its media debut.

18 March 2015
Tonyi and Tombo Birthday

Birthdays and Brotherly Love

Werribee Open Range Zoo celebrated the birthday of Lions Tonyi and Tombo today with a special treat prepared by Keepers and the Zoo’s team of volunteers.

They turned 19 on Tuesday 17 March.

17 March 2015
Baby Gorilla born at Melbourne Zoo video

New baby gorilla born at Melbourne Zoo!

We are delighted to announce that we have a new member of the Zoos Victoria family!

Our Western Lowland Gorilla, Kimya, delivered her first baby at about 6:05 pm yesterday in the Gorilla House night dens.

15 March 2015
Double Celebration

Double Celebration

Melbourne Zoo’s elephants had a pool party this morning to celebrate two important events!

Today is the 12th anniversary of the opening of their award-winning exhibit, Trail of the Elephants.

13 March 2015
Southern Corroboree Frog

Another step forward in saving the Southern Corroboree Frog from extinction

Just one day after World Wildlife Day, 78 tiny adult Southern Corroboree Frogs were exposed to the chilling winds of Mt Kosciuszko for the very first time, as they were released into custom designed, disease-free wild enclosures.

13 March 2015
Meerkat pups

Meerkats born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed some new arrivals to the Meerkat family, with mum Akili giving birth to two Meerkat pups on Friday 16 January.

27 February 2015
Guardian Dog Launch

'Puppy love' to help threatened Bandicoots

On Saturday 21 February, the Minister for Environment, Climate Change & Water, Lisa Neville officially launched the Guardian Dog Program at Werribee Open Range Zoo with the help of Zoo Member, Isaac Busuttil and Maremma puppy, Albus.

24 February 2015
North Melbourne Football Club

Kangaroos visit Werribee Open Range Zoo

On Friday 20 February players from North Melbourne Football Club visited Werribee Open Range Zoo as part of the club’s 2015 Australia Post AFL Community Camps.

23 February 2015
Hear an unborn baby gorilla’s heartbeat

24/7 Baby watch

Gorilla Keepers are now on duty round the clock to monitor pregnant Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya, due any time from now until mid-March.

18 February 2015
Florence and her induction box

All smiles for this wombat

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest wombat, 11 year old Florence, had her routine dentist check up this morning.

Every three months, Florence has her teeth checked to ensure they are healthy and to help prevent any dental issues as she enters her twilight years.

17 February 2015