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Maimunah and Dewi

Mother’s Day with Maimunah and Dewi

In many species, mothers and daughters have a special bond and this is certainly the case with Sumatran Orang-utans Maimunah (mum) and Dewi (daughter). Senior Primate Keeper, Fleur Butcher share their story.

21 April 2016
Gorilla Vet visit

Gorilla vet visit

Melbourne Zoo Keepers keep a careful check on the health of every individual in their care, and current training regimes make it possible for them to closely monitor the animals from their teeth to their toes.

18 April 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Breeding success for Southern Corroboree Frogs

The team fighting the extinction of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frogs has had a big win this week!

17 April 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoot check-up

Eastern Barred Bandicoots return to Hamilton

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot will make a return to Western Victoria today with the re-introduction of 20 adult animals to the Hamilton Community Parklands thanks to the efforts of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery T

13 April 2016
Pachyderm pregnancy progressing 1

Pachyderm pregnancy progressing

Asian Elephant Num-Oi has been pregnant since August 11, 2014, when semen from Perth Zoo’s bull was flown across the continent for the AI procedure which proved to be successful.

She is now coming closer to the end of the 22-month pregnancy, with the calf due during May or June.

12 April 2016
Gorillas are calling on you

They're Calling on You

The population of Eastern Lowland or otherwise known as Grauer’s Gorillas has fallen 77% since 1995, with the primary cause due to the illegal mining of coltan, a mineral used in smart phones and other eletronic devices.

7 April 2016
Baw Baw babies birthday 1

Baw Baw babies birthday

Small but significant, Baw Baw Frogs are one of Victoria’s most endangered species.

They’re found only on Mt. Baw Baw, and until very recently no one but a few researchers had ever even seen one.

1 April 2016
Packing Pygmy Hippo - 1

Packing Pygmy Hippo

How do you pack up a Pygmy Hippo?

The answer is patiently!

30 March 2016
Animal magnetism

Animal Magnetism

Children seem to have a natural attraction to animals, and indeed many Melbourne Zoo staff recall that their lifelong fascination with wildlife began when they were very young.

24 March 2016
EBB Churchill Island

Six month milestone for Bandicoots

In only six months, endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots have successfully established themselves on Churchill Island in Phillip Island Nature Parks, marking a positive start to an ambitious trial release designed to save the species from extinction in Victoria.

22 March 2016