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’.
Tatanka, a new baby bison is now on public display at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
The female calf was born on 29 December to first-time mum Leotie and staff are delighted with their progress.
Tatanka is feeding well and Leotie is a wonderful mum.
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.
Zoos Victoria has been working closely with the Linking Melbourne Authority for the past nine months to ensure the needs of the zoo and specifically our animals are a key part of the planning process for the East West Link project.
Lady Potter AC, Trustee of the Ian Potter Foundation has named Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new baby hippo.
Lady Potter announced the name on a special visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo yesterday where she spent some time with the cheeky, two month-old calf and mum Brindabella.
The Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf, Mali, celebrated her fourth birthday today with a cake and a play in the pool.
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.
This month’s animal profile reaches some great heights, as we sit down with Werribee Open Range Zoo Keeper, Luke Hausler, to chat about Thembi, the often cheeky and sociable 5-year old male giraffe.
A quick thinking tourism operator has averted disaster for a little male seal who had become entangled in a piece of plastic commonly used to secure boxes.
Werribee Open Range Zoo’s baby hippo is now on public display.
Like all new born babies, the calf will need time to rest and viewings will be subject to change and cancellation.
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