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Gorillas are calling on you

They're Calling on You

The population of Eastern Lowland or otherwise known as Grauer’s Gorillas has fallen 77% since 1995, with the primary cause due to the illegal mining of coltan, a mineral used in smart phones and other eletronic devices.

7 April 2016
Baw Baw babies birthday 1

Baw Baw babies birthday

Small but significant, Baw Baw Frogs are one of Victoria’s most endangered species.

They’re found only on Mt. Baw Baw, and until very recently no one but a few researchers had ever even seen one.

1 April 2016
Packing Pygmy Hippo - 1

Packing Pygmy Hippo

How do you pack up a Pygmy Hippo?

The answer is patiently!

30 March 2016
Animal magnetism

Animal Magnetism

Children seem to have a natural attraction to animals, and indeed many Melbourne Zoo staff recall that their lifelong fascination with wildlife began when they were very young.

24 March 2016
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
Safe arrival for endangered crocs 1

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