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Manor Lakes College Raise Funds for Eastern Barred Bandicoot

On Wednesday 19 November students from Manor Lakes College surprised Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Education Officer Genevieve Johnson with a special donation to the Zoo to help fight the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

1 December 2014
Yakini-15th-Birthday

Happy 15th Birthday Yakini!

Western Lowland Gorilla Yakini marked his 15th Birthday on Friday 28 November at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

28 November 2014
Snow Leopard Pakistan Grant 2

2015 International Conservation Grants Announced

After being inundated with some incredible applications for the 2015 International Conservation Grants program, Zoos Victoria is very pleased to announce two successful projects Amphibian Conservation in Ghana and Snow Leopard Conservation in Pakistan.

21 November 2014
BBF search

National Baw Baw Frog Day

Zoos Victoria has declared yesterday, November 18, National Baw Baw Frog Day with a team of amphibian specialists successfully finding a rare Baw Baw Frog egg mass in the wild!

19 November 2014
Miss Universe costume

Miss Universe Australia Costume inspired by Dreamtime

Designer Caitlin Holstock has proudly showcased her winning Miss Universe costume at Healesville Sanctuary. The costume was inspired by the land of the Wurundjeri tribe.

19 November 2014
Hippo Pansy Birthday

Happy Birthday Pansy

Werribee Open Range Zoo has celebrated the first birthday of hippo calf  Pansy.

To mark the milestone on Tuesday 18 November, Pansy and mum Brindabella enjoyed a special watermelon cake created by the Zoo’s volunteers along with some vegetable ice blocks.

18 November 2014
Happy Birthday Fleay

Happy 21st to Healesville Sanctuary's oldest Platypus

Wednesday 12 November 2014 was a very special day for our oldest Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary - Fleay turned 21 years old!
Fleay came into the collection as a baby in 1993 and has been the feature display in World of Platypus for the past 21 years.
It is thought that Platypus in the wild live to about 15 years but in captivity they can live into their early 20s.

17 November 2014
We're Expecting

Elephant pregnancy confirmed

Melbourne Zoo is expecting another Asian Elephant calf, with news announced today Num-Oi is pregnant.

13 November 2014
OBP hand release

Orange-bellied Parrots take flight

Orange-bellied Parrots have begun to arrive back in Tasmania to breed after escaping the cold winter.

13 November 2014
Vale Inkosana

Vale Inkosana

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Veterinarians and Keepers made the sad decision today to euthanize elderly, eleven-year old Cheetah Inkosana.

Over the last few months Inkosana’s age seemed to catch up with him, as his health began to decline.

6 November 2014