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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.
The baby Pygmy Hippo has made his first splash on display at Melbourne Zoo under the watchful eye of his mum, Petre.
The 3-week old calf has been named Obi by Keepers, which means 'heart' in Igbo, a local Nigerian language.
The volunteers and organisations who help make Zoos Victoria great have been recognised at Zoos Victoria's Hall of Fame dinner held at Melbourne Zoo on Friday 5 June.
The male calf born to Petre and Felix is doing well.
Mother and calf have been bonding in the night dens, and Keepers are observing the calf feeding well.
Keepers decided to give him some access to the nursery yard today.
A swan entangled in fishing line and brought to Melbourne Zoo for treatment was returned to its home at Sanctuary Lakes this morning.
Melbourne Zoo is celebrating its first Pygmy Hippopotamus calf birth since 1981.
Keepers have not had any contact with the calf so far, but glimpses have given them the impression that it is likely to be a male.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our female gorillas, Julia.
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