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Dingo Puppies

Dingo Puppies at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is thrilled to announce the arrival of two beautiful Dingo puppies. The sisters are just eight weeks old and ready to meet visitors.

10 July 2014
King Island Kangaroos

Marion and Harriet our friendly Kangaroo Island Kangaroos

Our Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are a friendly bunch. Amongst them, they have their own little social groups that they regularly hang out with, and they’re very friendly with visitors and keepers.

9 July 2014
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Green Tree Frog Surgery

Four recently-arrived Green Tree Frogs had a visit to the Vet Surgery at Melbourne Zoo this morning.

As it can be difficult to identify a frog just by its markings, the Zoo plays it safe by giving each one a nanochip, the smallest variety of microchip.

4 July 2014
Corroboree Frog

First Threatened Species Commissioner Announced

Zoos Victoria has welcomed the appointment of Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner, Mr Gregory Andrews to help stem the tide of extinctions in Australia. Zoos Victoria’s Director of Wildlife, Conservation and Science Rachel Lowry has been appointed as one of four advisors to the Commissioner and has been invited to join the Ministerial Advisory Council on the Environment which offers advice to Minister Greg Hunt across his entire portfolio.

4 July 2014
Orange-bellied Parrot

$830,000 secured for critical research projects

Along with our partners, Zoos Victoria has helped secure $830,000 for three large threatened species and animal welfare research projects through the Commonwealth government’s Australian Research Council Linkage grants scheme.

3 July 2014
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East West Link Update

Earlier this week, the Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy, announced his decision for the East West Link project to go ahead. Although in his announcement, he mentioned that the project will be subject to changes following expert advice from a planning panel investigating the project.

3 July 2014
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Students swing into action for gorillas

Eight year-old Anthony and his six year-old brother Josh are on a mission to help save gorillas in the wild.

2 July 2014
Wild swan release

Swan Surgery Success

A wild swan brought into Melbourne Zoo yesterday afternoon by a Wildlife Victoria carer was treated successfully and then released back to its home on the Yarra, near the Melbourne University boatshed.

30 June 2014
Tapini eating

Vale Tapini

Healesville Sanctuary’s Veterinarians and Keepers made the sad decision today to euthanise Tapini, our Tree-kangaroo. Tapini was 18 years old, and was diagnosed with arthritis in January 2012. She had been receiving medications to manage her comfort and mobility.

26 June 2014
Meerkat on the hill

Zoo closures due to high winds

Due to high winds, Melbourne Zoo is closed to visitors and members while Werribee Open Range Zoo remains open with some sections closed for visitor safety.

24 June 2014