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Aussie Open Ball Kids meet Aussie Icons

Eighteen excited Woolworths Ballkids enjoyed their last rest day before the Australian Open begins by visiting Melbourne Zoo today

17 January 2016
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Milestone for Mali

Mali made history the moment she was born six years ago today: the first-ever elephant calf birth at Melbourne Zoo.

16 January 2016
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13,000 and counting

On Valentine’s Day 2003 two amazing animals arrived at the Zoo, survivors of a species that was believed extinct for almost 80 years.

14 January 2016
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Fantastic first for frogs

Zoo visitors today were among the first people in the world to ever see an elusive, tiny, and critically endangered Baw Baw Frog.

8 January 2016
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A sad farewell to much-loved lion, Tonyi

Elderly Lion Tonyi passed away Thursday, 31 December at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Zoo Veterinarians made the difficult decision to euthanise the aging Lion as a result of his deteriorating health.

4 January 2016
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Keepers celebrate survivor

Birthdays are always important events, but there is even more reason to celebrate when the individual reaching a milestone almost didn’t survive to grow up.   

Little Penguin Miss Wing was one of the youngsters that nearly didn’t make it.

2 January 2016
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Cool carnivores

Three majestic lions enjoyed some special treats this morning to celebrate their birthday.

The three brothers Harare, Chaka, and Zuri were born in the Zoo’s historic Lion Park on New Year’s Eve.

31 December 2015
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Sampit Siamang celebrates

Siamang Sampit has turned 18 today, and she shared the variety of picnic treats with her mate Isidor.   

Plums, capsicums, sugar cane and ice blocks were all on the party menu!

Siamangs are the largest of the nine gibbon species, the pairs form lasting bonds.

29 December 2015
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Special Christmas deliveries at Werribee Open Range Zoo

While the State welcomed a much needed cool change from the searing heat of the weekend, Werribee Open Range Zoo staff were equally excited to welcome the arrival of two extra special newborns. Przewalski’s Horse, Mahan, gave birth to a colt in the early hours of Monday, 21 December.

24 December 2015
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The essence of good gorilla care

Three years ago last month, we moved three beautiful male gorillas to a new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Previously Silverback Motaba and his two sons Yakini and Ganyeka had lived at Melbourne Zoo for many years. 

23 December 2015