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Students swing into action for gorillas

Eight year-old Anthony and his six year-old brother Josh are on a mission to help save gorillas in the wild.

2 July 2014
Wild swan release

Swan Surgery Success

A wild swan brought into Melbourne Zoo yesterday afternoon by a Wildlife Victoria carer was treated successfully and then released back to its home on the Yarra, near the Melbourne University boatshed.

30 June 2014
Tapini eating

Vale Tapini

Healesville Sanctuary’s Veterinarians and Keepers made the sad decision today to euthanise Tapini, our Tree-kangaroo. Tapini was 18 years old, and was diagnosed with arthritis in January 2012. She had been receiving medications to manage her comfort and mobility.

26 June 2014
Meerkat on the hill

Zoo closures due to high winds

Due to high winds, Melbourne Zoo is closed to visitors and members while Werribee Open Range Zoo remains open with some sections closed for visitor safety.

24 June 2014
Swan surgery

Sad News on Wild Swan Surgery

Melbourne Zoo is very sad to announce the loss of the wild Black Swan, which arrived here from Southbank on Sunday, June 15. The swan had swallowed a fishing line and hook, and it was rescued by Water Police and then brought to the Zoo by Wildlife Victoria carers.

16 June 2014
Kiani

Kiani's going undercover

In this month’s animal profile we meet Kiani (Suma), Melbourne Zoo’s 35 year old orang-utan and star of the upcoming Go Undercover winter program.

12 June 2014
Melako world cup tile

Zoos Victoria Launch Kicking Goals for Wildlife

As World Cup fever sweeps across Brazil more than 9,000 kilometres away in Northern Kenya, young warrior men are about to play their very first match in the Melako Conservation Football League.

12 June 2014
RMIT window display

A window into the world of Melako, Kenya

Students from RMIT University’s Diploma of Visual Merchandising have worked with us to help promote our international conservation partnership with Melako Community Conservancy in Northern Kenya, in a creative visual display at RMIT’s City campus.

11 June 2014
Cambodian Wolf Snake

New species of snake named in honour of Zoos Victoria

Distinctive new wolf snake species discovered in Cambodia has been named in honour of Zoos Victoria, recognising the support we've provided Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) studies in the Cardamom Mountains over the last few years.

10 June 2014
Scarlett the injured Wombat

Wombat wars for little Scarlett

It’s been a tough start for little Scarlett. Found in her dead mother’s pouch by a passing motorist, she has been handraised by a wildlife carer and now, at 15 months old, she was ready to be introduced to other wombats for socialisation, a normal procedure ahead of release back to the wild.

6 June 2014