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Prolific Papa

Prolific Papa

Dads are in the spotlight leading up to Father’s Day, and one of the most prolific papas in the Zoo’s long history would have to be ‘Adam’, the first male Lord Howe Island Stick Insect to arrive here.

28 August 2015
Maternal Milestone

Maternal Milestone

It’s exactly a year since Asian Elephant Num-Oi became pregnant, so she is 12 months into a 22-month gestation.

The conception was complicated, because the baby’s father is in Perth.

11 August 2015
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Happy birthday Isidor

Siamang Isidor is 32 today!

Keepers made sure that Isidor had plenty of his favourite treats on his birthday, including leafy branches to munch on, plus grapes, carrots, and bananas.

5 August 2015
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Party for Pygmy Hippo Petre

Parties for Pygmy Hippos don’t include cake, so creative Keepers came up with an appealing alternative to provide Petre with a festive birthday treat this morning.

4 August 2015
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Sumatran species highlight impact of palm oil

Today marked Sumatran Orang-utan Malu's birthday and also International Tiger Day, fittingly combined to highlight the devastating impact palm oil continues to have on both species.

29 July 2015
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Threatened Species Summit

Zoos Victoria today welcomed delegates from all over Australia and New Zealand for the first Threatened Species Summit held at Melbourne Zoo’s Leopard Lodge.

16 July 2015
Malu

Malu safe and sound

Melbourne Zoo’s young Sumatran Orang-utan, Malu, is recovering in his night dens after his brief time in the public area on Monday afternoon.

Melbourne Zoo staff acted quickly to lock-down the Zoo and all visitors were safely ushered into secure areas.

13 July 2015
Pygmy Hippo baby video

Baby Pygmy Hippo makes a splash!

The baby Pygmy Hippo has made his first splash on display at Melbourne Zoo under the watchful eye of his mum, Petre.

The 3-week old calf has been named Obi by Keepers, which means 'heart' in Igbo, a local Nigerian language.

18 June 2015
Meet the Helmeted Honeyeater

Zoos Victoria's Hall of Fame 2015

The volunteers and organisations who help make Zoos Victoria great  have been recognised at Zoos Victoria's Hall of Fame dinner  held at Melbourne Zoo on Friday 5 June.

17 June 2015
Pygmy Hippo in nursery yard and playing with water video

Pygmy Hippo in nursery yard

The male calf born to Petre and Felix is doing well.

Mother and calf have been bonding in the night dens, and Keepers are observing the calf feeding well.

Keepers decided to give him some access to the nursery yard today.

7 June 2015