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Maternal Milestone

It’s exactly a year since Asian Elephant Num-Oi became pregnant, so she is 12 months into a 22-month gestation.

The conception was complicated, because the baby’s father is in Perth.

11 August 2015
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Koala joey at Werribee Zoo

A seven-month old Koala joey has made her public debut at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

During the last few weeks the new arrival has started venturing out from mum’s pouch and onto her back and the family are doing well.

6 August 2015
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Happy birthday Isidor

Siamang Isidor is 32 today!

Keepers made sure that Isidor had plenty of his favourite treats on his birthday, including leafy branches to munch on, plus grapes, carrots, and bananas.

5 August 2015
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Party for Pygmy Hippo Petre

Parties for Pygmy Hippos don’t include cake, so creative Keepers came up with an appealing alternative to provide Petre with a festive birthday treat this morning.

4 August 2015
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Sumatran species highlight impact of palm oil

Today marked Sumatran Orang-utan Malu's birthday and also International Tiger Day, fittingly combined to highlight the devastating impact palm oil continues to have on both species.

29 July 2015
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Weird and wonderful at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre

The Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary received an odd case yesterday. A woman came to the hospital after hearing movement sounds coming from her car engine the night before.

24 July 2015
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Zoos Victoria launches Community Conservation Master Plan

Melbourne has long been considered to be the world’s most liveable city, but what would it take for it to be the most wildlife friendly city?

Thanks to an innovative new strategy released today, this question not only has an answer, but a timeline for completion.

21 July 2015
Melba the echidna

Norton's new friend

A little while ago we shared the story of Norton, a young echidna who was brought into Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre requiring special care. Norton now has a friend, Melba, joining him on a similar journey.

17 July 2015
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Threatened Species Summit

Zoos Victoria today welcomed delegates from all over Australia and New Zealand for the first Threatened Species Summit held at Melbourne Zoo’s Leopard Lodge.

16 July 2015
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Malu safe and sound

Melbourne Zoo’s young Sumatran Orang-utan, Malu, is recovering in his night dens after his brief time in the public area on Monday afternoon.

Melbourne Zoo staff acted quickly to lock-down the Zoo and all visitors were safely ushered into secure areas.

13 July 2015