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Nestlé Australia is using sustainable palm oil!

Great news! Thanks to the thousands of emails being sent to companies through the Don’t Palm Us Off campaign, all Nestlé Australia chocolate made in Australia now contains 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

5 February 2014
Baby Elephant naming 2

Members vote for Man Jai

Thousands of Zoo Members voted in the online poll to select the winning name for Dokkoon’s second elephant calf, a male born on December 8th.

Environment Minister Ryan Smith announced the winning name today: Mali’s baby brother will be named Man Jai, which is Thai for ‘confident’.

31 January 2014
Otana 13th Birthday

Otana Turns Teenager

Male gorilla Otana celebrated a milestone today: his first birthday in Australia.

His 13th birthday ‘cake’ was suitably summery, an icy tower of treats, from green peas to watermelon and berries.  

28 January 2014
Mali Turns Four

Mali Turns Four

The Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf, Mali, celebrated her fourth birthday today with a cake and a play in the pool.

16 January 2014
Cool Zoo

Cool Zoo

Melbourne Zoo Keepers are busier than ever on hot days, constantly checking on all the animals to make sure they are comfortable.

Keepers have come up with some very ingenious ways of keeping animals cool in the heat, including chilled or frozen fruit and iceblocks full of treats.

14 January 2014
Lemur Island

Lemur Island

The new Lemur Island exhibit was officially opened today by Minister for the Environment Ryan Smith.

Nine Ring-tailed Lemurs are busily exploring their spacious new home.

Visitors to the innovative exhibit will be sharing that space with the active and agile Lemurs.

19 December 2013
Marine Response Unit

A first for Victoria’s marine mammals

A new partnership was launched at Melbourne Zoo last week, with Zoos Victoria joining together with AGL Energy Ltd (AGL) to launch Victoria’s first, dedicated Marine Response Unit.

18 December 2013
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Zoo Vets Special

Don't miss the exclusive Nine News special as we go behind the scenes and meet the vets saving species from extinction at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo this Friday 20 December at 7.30pm for Victorian viewers.

17 December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had another massive year fighting wildlife extinction. In particular we’ve been taking care of this little guy, the Orange-bellied Parrot.
Merry Christmas from all the team at Zoos Victoria!

16 December 2013
Baby elephant's first 3 days

Dokkoon and baby take a little stroll

Under the watchful eye of mum Dokkoon and big sister Mali, Melbourne Zoo’s new male elephant calf has ventured out for the second time.

Keepers were on hand to monitor the baby as he excitedly explored his new surroundings, eagerly following mum around the paddock.

10 December 2013