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Gorilla baby watch with keepers

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
Pregnancy for Petre

Pregnancy for Petre

Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre has tested positive: she’s pregnant! Her calf will be the first Pygmy Hippo calf born at Melbourne Zoo in 33 years.

13 February 2015
Tiger Birthday

Tiger treat time

Every single Sumatran Tiger has a significant role to play in the future of their critically endangered species.

9 February 2015
Penguin being weighed

Penguin Chicks

Twin Little Blue Penguins made their media debut today, with one assessed as almost ready to leave the nest while its much smaller sibling will still be spending a while in a humidicrib being handraised by Wild Sea Keepers.

4 February 2015
Otana

Otana shares birthday treats

Western Lowland Gorilla Otana turned 14 today, and he generously shared his birthday treats with his mate Kimya.

The pair are expecting their first offspring any time from February 20, the beginning of a four-week window when the baby is most likely to be born.

28 January 2015
Iha - NZ Fur Seal 7

New Zealand Fur Seal Finds New Home

New Zealand Fur Seal Iha has found a new home at Melbourne Zoo’s Wild Sea.

This morning she made her public debut, with Keeper Beth guiding her through a brief introductory training session in the pool.

Iha is now a healthy adult, but she had a tough start in life.

21 January 2015
mali milestone

Mali Milestone

Five years ago today Melbourne Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf was born. Mali weighed 110kg then, and now she weighs in at 1.7 tonnes!

16 January 2015
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Frog Turns To Chocolate

Zoos Victoria has turned to chocolate to highlight the plight of one of Australia’s most endangered amphibians, the Southern Corroboree Frog.

8 January 2015
Kimya Turns Ten

Kimya Turns Ten

Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya celebrated her 10th birthday this morning, sharing her party treats with her mate Otana and the other three adult female gorillas in the group.

7 January 2015
Lion health check

Zuri's date with the dentist

During the big move of the three lion brothers last week, Zoo Vets saw that Zuri needed a date with the dentist.

24 December 2014