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Meerkats Christmas

Christmas comes early to Werribee Open Range Zoo

On Sunday 20 December animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo shared in the fun of the festive season, enjoying some special Christmas treats.

20 December 2015
Butterfly House 30th birthday

Butterfly House 30th birthday

The Zoo celebrated a major milestone today: 30 years since the opening of the iconic and ever-popular Butterfly House.

There have been an average of 63 butterflies born every day over those 30 years!

11 December 2015
Pachyderm Pre-school 1

Pachyderm Pre-school

The youngest elephant at Melbourne Zoo had a pre-school session this morning, followed by party treats to celebrate his second birthday.

8 December 2015
Dewi turns five 2

Dewi turns five

The youngest orang-utan at Melbourne Zoo has turned five, and she celebrated with her mother Maimunah and father Santan.

7 December 2015
Lion cubs video

Lion cubs receive health check

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Lion cubs have marked another milestone, with their six-week health check.

Vets and Keepers were able to weigh and examine each of cubs, checking their heart, lungs, ears, eyes and movement.

7 December 2015
Tsavo Cheetah Project Cheetah

Zoos Victoria Grant Announcement on International Cheetah Day

Friday 4 December Zoos Victoria marked International Cheetah Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo with a funding announcement for the Tsavo Cheetah Project in Kenya.

4 December 2015
Minister, student and Giant Tortoise

Zoos deliver early gift for schools

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville today announced schools will be able to take part in Zoos Victoria’s education programs for no additional cost from 2016.

3 December 2015
BOT sold out

Zoo Twilights ticket sales make history!

In what has been the fastest selling season in Melbourne Zoo Twilight history, we are excited to announce that both The Waifs and Birds Of Tokyo shows have now officially sold out! Joining José González and The John Butler Trio, on the sold out list.

2 December 2015
Seal harpoon video

Seal lucky to survive harpoon injury

An Australian Fur Seal is lucky to be alive after being spotted with a harpoon lodged in its back at Chinaman’s Hat in Southern Port Phillip Bay on Saturday morning.

1 December 2015
Turtle Surgery

Tales of a turtle

There’s always something happening at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre and Monday was no exception.

25 November 2015