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Obi departs for Adelaide Zoo

Pygmy Hippo Obi departs for Adelaide Zoo

Pygmy Hippo calf Obi departed early this morning for the road trip to his new home in the Adelaide Zoo. Keepers driving him to Adelaide were keen on an early start, so Obi can get to Adelaide Zoo late this afternoon.

9 May 2016
Thin Green Line in the front line protecting wildlife

Thin Green Line in the front line protecting wildlife

Park rangers overseas are putting their own lives on the line every day trying to protect the lives of wildlife threatened by poaching and other human impact.

3 May 2016
World Tapir Day 2

World Tapir Day

Step forward, Arturo, it’s your big day!

World Tapir Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight these amazing animals. Arturo is a Brazilian Tapir, a species that lives along rivers and in rainforests in Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay and Brazil.

27 April 2016
Expectant elephant countdown 5

Expectant elephant countdown

The pachyderm pregnancy has moved into the countdown phase of preparations.

26 April 2016
Miss Wing and friends

Precious Penguins

Wild Sea Keepers will be celebrating World Penguin Day over the long weekend with an extra presentation at 9:45am every morning.

World Penguin Day highlights the world’s 18 species of penguins, all found in the Southern Hemisphere: South America, Africa, and Australia.

22 April 2016
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