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Katniss has her first little tassie devils

Healesville Sanctuary is proud to introduce our first Tasmanian Devil joeys for the season – to Katniss, a first-time mum.

3 June 2015
Rhino Kipenzi with the herd

Happy Birthday Kipenzi!

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Southern White Rhino calf, Kipenzi marked her second birthday on Saturday 30 May.

In the last year, Kipenzi has really strengthened her bond with the rhino herd, particularly with grandmother Make.

1 June 2015
pygmy hippo baby video

Pygmy Hippo birth

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating its first Pygmy Hippopotamus calf birth since 1981.

Keepers have not had any contact with the calf so far, but glimpses have given them the impression that it is likely to be a male.

28 May 2015
Happy Birthday

Healesville Sanctuary turns 81!

Healesville Sanctuary celebrates its 81st birthday this weekend, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May. That’s 81 years of memories for millions of visitors who have passed through the gates since opening in 1934. Celebrate with FREE entry for special visitors* - and FREE birthday cake for all.

28 May 2015
Norton and Gerry

Norton and his very own Wildlife Hero

Norton, a Short-beaked Echidna, came into the Australian Wildlife Health Centre (AWHC) at Healesville Sanctuary in mid-March. He was found wandering around near the road and was rescued by a member of the public.

27 May 2015
Lion Johari with Nilo and Niribi

The beginnings of a new pride

Over the last month, lionesses Nilo and Niribi have been spending time with male Lion Johari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, as the introduction process continues to progress.

27 May 2015
Gorilla Julia

Vale Julia

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our female gorillas, Julia.

24 May 2015
Maimunah celebrates birthday

Maimunah celebrates birthday

Sumatran Orang-utan Maimunah has celebrated her 29th birthday with a Zoo Bakery banana cake topped with strawberries and banana slices, plus surprise parcels of treats.

Her actual birthday is May 23, but Keepers chose to celebrate today because it is World Biodiversity Day.

22 May 2015
Morning Concerts

Morning Concerts

Visitors near the Lion Gorge or Bear Exhibit in the early mornings are now likely to be treated to the sounds of the singing Siamangs!

20 May 2015
Wild Sea Reunion

Wild Sea Reunion

New Zealand Fur Seal Pania is a new arrival at the Zoo, now being reunited with another seal that she lived alongside in their previous home.

18 May 2015