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Waiting Game for Pygmy Hippos

Waiting Game for Pygmy Hippo

Zoo Pygmy Hippo Keepers now have a month to wait before any indication of whether the introduction of Petre and Felix this week has been successful.

As the two spent so much time under water, there were no confirmed matings, but there is a possibility that the two did mate.

1 August 2014
Herald Sun Global Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

Today is International Tiger Day and Melbourne Zoo's Sumatran Tigers displayed their impressive skills to help raise awareness about the critical struggle tigers face in the wild.

29 July 2014
We're Expecting

Melbourne Zoo is expecting a baby gorilla after 14 years

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, announced Melbourne Zoo’s Primates team is expecting a baby gorilla for the first time in 14 years.

25 July 2014
Bowerbird

Feeling Blue?

When Keeper Amie spotted this wild Bowerbird in Healesville Sanctuary’s grounds, she immediately knew something was wrong. She quickly caught it up and took it to the veterinary team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre.

17 July 2014
Two Helmeted Honeyeaters

The Merrin Foundation renew support for Zoos Victoria

Recently The Merrin Foundation committed to a further three years of support for Zoos Victoria, helping to recover wild populations of the Helmeted Honeyeater.

17 July 2014
Timi the Tree-roo

Vale Timika

On behalf of the many Melbourne Zoo staff who have worked with Goodfellow’s Tree-kangaroo Timika, Director Kevin Tanner is sad to announce the loss of a well-loved Zoo icon today.

11 July 2014
Kipenzi rhino

Kipenzi takes first steps into adulthood

Keepers were on hand recently to capture a huge milestone for one-year-old Southern White Rhino calf, Kipenzi.

10 July 2014
Dingo Puppies

Dingo Puppies at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is thrilled to announce the arrival of two beautiful Dingo puppies. The sisters are just eight weeks old and ready to meet visitors.

10 July 2014
King Island Kangaroos

Marion and Harriet our friendly Kangaroo Island Kangaroos

Our Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are a friendly bunch. Amongst them, they have their own little social groups that they regularly hang out with, and they’re very friendly with visitors and keepers.

9 July 2014
Green tree frog surgery 4

Green Tree Frog Surgery

Four recently-arrived Green Tree Frogs had a visit to the Vet Surgery at Melbourne Zoo this morning.

As it can be difficult to identify a frog just by its markings, the Zoo plays it safe by giving each one a nanochip, the smallest variety of microchip.

4 July 2014