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Gorillas are calling on you

They're Calling on You

The population of Eastern Lowland or otherwise known as Grauer’s Gorillas has fallen 77% since 1995, with the primary cause due to the illegal mining of coltan, a mineral used in smart phones and other eletronic devices.

7 April 2016
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Zoos Victoria Statement - Malaysian Palm Oil Board's unauthorised use of Zoos Victoria logo

Zoos Victoria does not endorse Malaysian palm oil as ‘wildlife-friendly’ as claimed on a banner used by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board at the recent Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. 

6 April 2016
Grevys Zebra

Conservation program earns its stripes

Did you know the collective noun for a group of zebra is a dazzle? What a perfect way to describe the impact of those dramatic stripes!

5 April 2016
wombat

Meet our burrowers

Do you dig animals?

At Healesville Sanctuary we dig animals, especially the burrowing kind. These holidays we’re celebrating some of Australia’s most iconic burrowing species, such as the Echidna, the Wombat and the playful Platypus.

4 April 2016
Clancy

Slow news

Meet Clancy the Common Long-necked Turtle. Recently, Clancy has been sporting some serious modifications to her shell and is looking a bit like a miniature 'IronMan'.

1 April 2016
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Baw Baw babies birthday

Small but significant, Baw Baw Frogs are one of Victoria’s most endangered species.

They’re found only on Mt. Baw Baw, and until very recently no one but a few researchers had ever even seen one.

1 April 2016
charlie

A prickly situation

Brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre after she was found meandering around a backyard in Badger Creek, Charlie the Echidna puggle was confused, tiny, isolated and alone.

31 March 2016
plat twins

What's in a name?

Healesville’s newest arrivals have been named. The Platypus twins who emerged only weeks ago have been given traditional Wurundjeri names to suit their unique personalities.

30 March 2016
Packing Pygmy Hippo - 1

Packing Pygmy Hippo

How do you pack up a Pygmy Hippo?

The answer is patiently!

30 March 2016
Animal magnetism

Animal Magnetism

Children seem to have a natural attraction to animals, and indeed many Melbourne Zoo staff recall that their lifelong fascination with wildlife began when they were very young.

24 March 2016