Mother's Day

Mother's Day at Healesville Sanctuary

To celebrate Mother’s Day Healesville Sanctuary will be hosting a free story-telling event where local Wurrundjeri elder, Murrundindi will share Dreaming Stories between 12.45-1.45pm.

6 May 2015
Prenatal check up for Petre

Prenatal check up for Petre

After a pregnancy of about 200 days, Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre is expecting soon, with her likely due date May 23rd.

Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner says that Petre’s pregnancy is especially exciting for two reasons.

5 May 2015
Mountain Pygmy-possum in hands

A gift to the new Princess

The new Royal Princess will receive a very special gift courtesy of the people of Australia.

4 May 2015
Dante and Maliki

The odd couple

Our newest cute and fluffy addition to the Healesville Sanctuary family is the first Italian species to ever be added to our animal collection and he has a very important role to play down at Dingo Country.

30 April 2015
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Snow Leopards, Children, Tigers...Oh My!

Children will continue to receive free entry to Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo thanks to an announcement made by Premier Daniel Andrews.

27 April 2015
Croc moving Day

Predator Moving Day

Philippines Crocodile Isabela slithered successfully into her new pool without so much as a splash this morning, after Reptile Keepers carefully moved her from the Reptile House to the new Lion Gorge exhibit.

22 April 2015

A Tawny Trio

Meet three Tawny Frogmouth’s that came into our care at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary just last week. They are great examples of the work the Centre does to care for Australian wildlife every day.

17 April 2015
Arthritis Assessment for Aging Orang-utan

Arthritis Assessment for Aging Orang-utan

Aging Great Apes, just like aging humans, can develop arthritis, and that’s the case for the Zoo’s oldest orang-utan, due to turn 37 in June.

17 April 2015

Lionesses prepare to join the pride

Lionesses Nilo and Niribi will soon join the pride at Werribee Open Range Zoo, as introductions with male lion Johari continue to progress.

15 April 2015
Kanzi baby photo close up

A Little Treasure!

Melbourne Zoo's adorable new addition has a name!

The month-old baby gorilla will be called Kanzi, which means 'treasure' in Swahili.

The name was announced by Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville at Melbourne Zoo today.

13 April 2015