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Wild swan release

Swan Surgery Success

A wild swan brought into Melbourne Zoo yesterday afternoon by a Wildlife Victoria carer was treated successfully and then released back to its home on the Yarra, near the Melbourne University boatshed.

30 June 2014
Meerkat on the hill

Zoo closures due to high winds

Due to high winds, Melbourne Zoo is closed to visitors and members while Werribee Open Range Zoo remains open with some sections closed for visitor safety.

24 June 2014
Swan surgery

Sad News on Wild Swan Surgery

Melbourne Zoo is very sad to announce the loss of the wild Black Swan, which arrived here from Southbank on Sunday, June 15. The swan had swallowed a fishing line and hook, and it was rescued by Water Police and then brought to the Zoo by Wildlife Victoria carers.

16 June 2014
Kiani

Kiani's going undercover

In this month’s animal profile we meet Kiani (Suma), Melbourne Zoo’s 35 year old orang-utan and star of the upcoming Go Undercover winter program.

12 June 2014
LHISI Hatchling - Central School

VIP Newsflash!

Melbourne Zoo Invertebrate Keeper Rohan Cleave recently visited the island and helped to set up a display of the endangered insects at the school, so students could find out more about a species that was believed to be extinct for half a century.

6 June 2014
Man Jai

Man Jai makes a splash in the big pool

Asian Elephant calf Man Jai has graduated from the paddling pools to the 4.5m deep pool in the first Trail of the Elephants paddock.

3 June 2014
Gordo the seal 1

Vale Gordo

Zoos Victoria staff and especially the Keepers at Melbourne Zoo's Wild Sea are very sad to announce the death of Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal Gordo.

29 May 2014
Results event

Successful Summer Saving Seals

Victoria’s marine wildlife had more help on hand than ever before this summer, with the newly-established AGL Marine Response Unit saving five seals from potentially fatal entanglement and assisting with more than 200 calls about marine wildlife in trouble.

22 May 2014
Nyaru Menteng

Zoos Victoria welcomes funding

Zoos Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of a $300,000 donation to the Nyaru Menteng orang-utan reintroduction project in central Kalimantan in Indonesia.

20 May 2014
Tree move

Moving Day at Melbourne Zoo

A major move has taken place at Melbourne Zoo today, with a 60 year-old Moreton Bay Fig transplanted to become the centre-piece of the Zoo’s  soon-to-be-constructed Predator’s Precinct.

12 May 2014