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Helmet Honeyeater twins

A great boost for Helmeted Honeyeaters

Healesville Sanctuary has celebrated one of its best breeding and release seasons to date, successfully releasing eighteen Helmeted Honeyeaters into the wild last week.

1 October 2014
Lionesses explore new home

Lionesses explore their new home

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new lionesses Nilo and Niribi are exploring their new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo. 

Following their arrival from Givskud Zoo in Denmark earlier this year, the lionesses are now venturing out of their dens to explore their new surroundings.

1 October 2014
Rainforest Harvest Open

Rainforest Harvest Open

Zoo visitors during the school holidays are having the first chance of enjoying the new Rainforest Harvest at Trail of the Elephants.

On school days, it will be a great new learning centre for the 100,000+ students who come to Melbourne Zoo each year.

26 September 2014
Monet the Cassowary

World Cassowary Day

This Friday 26 September we commemorate World Cassowary Day to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary, which has an estimated population of possibly fewer than 1,000.

25 September 2014
Wombat joey

Wombat joey needs a name

Healesville Sanctuary has admitted 70 patients in the past three weeks, heralding the start of a busy spring.  And this little wombat is just one of many orphaned animals Keeper Amie Hindson and staff are caring for around the clock.

23 September 2014
Stripes meets Spots

Stripes meets Spots

Recently-arrived Zebra Kwasi met the Zoo’s three Giraffe for the first time this morning.

Kwasi didn’t show any hesitation at following the three older Zebra as they approached the Giraffe.

22 September 2014
Lilly, Dr Jemima Amery-Gale and Milo

Vet Health Checks

Springtime means babies at Healesville Sanctuary and the vet team is inviting visitors to bring in their teddy or favourite animal toy for a check-up in the Wildlife Hospital and get a Good Health certificate to take home.

19 September 2014
Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary

National Day of Action for Dingoes

This Sunday (21 September) is the National Day of Action for Dingoes and we’re joining forces with the Jane Goodall Institute as well as many researchers, conservation organisations, zoos, graziers, Dingo advocates and wildlife rangers to develop research-based campaigns to build a sustainable fu

19 September 2014
Village Kids Lookout

First look at Village Kids

The paint has dried, the basket swing has been installed and we can't wait to show off our new outdoor play space, Village Kids.

18 September 2014
Yakini and Matilda

A Special Moment

A very special thing happened last Saturday at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

18 month old Matilda was visiting the gorillas with her mum when Yakini, the dominant male of the bachelor group, saw her standing there. What happened next had even Yakini's keepers amazed!

18 September 2014