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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
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Safe arrival for endangered crocs

Four young Philippines Crocodiles born at Melbourne Zoo in February 2014 have arrived safely at their destination, the Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas.

21 March 2016
Up, up and away for endangered crocs

Up, up, and away for endangered crocs

Four young Philippines Crocodiles are in flight to the U.S. today as part of an international zoo network effort cooperating on behalf of the world’s most endangered crocodilian species.

17 March 2016
Zoo Twilights series video

2016 record breaking Twilights series finale

The sun has set on another Zoo Twilights series with 2016 going down in the history books as the best-selling series in Zoo’s history.  The series boasted nine sell-out shows across the 15-show season.

11 March 2016
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Gorilla birthday wish list

Good gorilla gifts?

What gifts would suit a baby gorilla about to turn one year old? Perhaps surprisingly, mobile phones are at the top of the wish list for baby Kanzi.

10 March 2016
Baby Elephants

World Wildlife Day

Today Zoos Victoria is celebrating all wildlife big and small for World Wildlife Day, a reminder that the future of wildlife is in our hands.

This year the focus of World Wildlife Day is on elephants and the increasing threat they face in both Asia and Africa.

3 March 2016
Red Panda cubs

Red Panda cubs

Red Panda twins born at Melbourne Zoo have made a brief public debut this morning, when they had a vet check and vaccination.  

2 March 2016
Rob the Frog and Debbie

A froggy love story

Rob the Southern Corroboree Frog had an incredible Valentine’s Day on the streets of Melbourne searching for love.

Victorians truly embraced Rob the Frog and he was spotted at the top of the Eureka Tower, the Channel Nine Newsroom, on Puffing Billy and even on the beaches of Fiji.

16 February 2016
Orang-utans interact video

World-first study gives orang-utans the choice

Orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo are taking part in a world-first research project aimed at giving the great apes greater choice and control over how and when they interact with visitors.

9 February 2016
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Phasmids going global

Eggs laid at Melbourne Zoo are now hatching in California!

And not just any eggs: these are the eggs of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect! The species believed to be extinct for 80 years is getting a new lease on life.

8 February 2016