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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
Rescued swan returns

Rescued swan returns

A swan entangled in fishing line and brought to Melbourne Zoo for treatment was returned to its home at Sanctuary Lakes this morning.

3 June 2015
pygmy hippo baby video

Pygmy Hippo birth

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating its first Pygmy Hippopotamus calf birth since 1981.

Keepers have not had any contact with the calf so far, but glimpses have given them the impression that it is likely to be a male.

28 May 2015
Gorilla Julia

Vale Julia

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our female gorillas, Julia.

24 May 2015
Maimunah celebrates birthday

Maimunah celebrates birthday

Sumatran Orang-utan Maimunah has celebrated her 29th birthday with a Zoo Bakery banana cake topped with strawberries and banana slices, plus surprise parcels of treats.

Her actual birthday is May 23, but Keepers chose to celebrate today because it is World Biodiversity Day.

22 May 2015
Morning Concerts

Morning Concerts

Visitors near the Lion Gorge or Bear Exhibit in the early mornings are now likely to be treated to the sounds of the singing Siamangs!

20 May 2015
Wild Sea Reunion

Wild Sea Reunion

New Zealand Fur Seal Pania is a new arrival at the Zoo, now being reunited with another seal that she lived alongside in their previous home.

18 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