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Watch them grow

Healesville Sanctuary is very excited to announce our newest resident’s – twelve week old emu chicks, Dash and Drum!

4 December 2014
EBB check at Woodlands

Eastern Barred Bandicoot monitoring success!

Our recovery work with the Eastern Barred Bandicoots continued this week at Woodlands Historic Park, a 280 hectare fox-proof site in Greenvale.

4 December 2014
Isaac's Birthday Wish

Isaac's Birthday Wish

Five year-old Zoo Member Isaac Busuttil from Derrimut wanted something special for his birthday this year.

Instead of presents, he asked his classmates to make donations to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot – an Australian native now considered extinct in the wild.

3 December 2014
Label my fish campaign Melbourne launch

Matthew Evans, Vic chefs and fishers call for accurate seafood labelling

With a Federal Government inquiry into seafood labelling due to report on Thursday 18 December, chef and author Matthew Evans, peak enviro groups, high profile chefs and representatives of the Victorian fishing industry are calling for accurate labelling of seafood sold in Australia’s fish shops, takeaways and restaurants.

2 December 2014
Entangled Seal at Chinaman's Hat

The AGL Marine Response Unit needs your help

The AGL Marine Response Unit is seeking the community's help to locate two seals caught in life-threatening entanglements at Chinaman’s Hat in Port Phillip Bay.

1 December 2014
AGL MRU - Mark and Seal

It is the season to save Marine Wildlife

The AGL Marine Response Unit has launched headlong into its second season of operation, responding to calls to rescue seals and other marine wildlife from potentially lethal entanglements and other threats.

1 December 2014
Manor Lakes College

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