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This story began in 1918, when rats ran ashore from a ship grounded on Lord Howe Island.
Native wildlife had no defence against them, so Lord Howe Island Stick Insects plus many other species were wiped out.
Baboon baby Juju has ventured out into the Baboon Lookout exhibit for the first time today, with her mother Huddo and the other Hamadryas Baboons.
Cooperation is the name of the game for African Wild Dogs!
They are highly effective hunters, long-distance runners able to track down their prey so successfully that very few escape a pursuing pack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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