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A Little Treasure!

Melbourne Zoo's adorable new addition has a name!

The month-old baby gorilla will be called Kanzi, which means 'treasure' in Swahili.

The name was announced by Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville at Melbourne Zoo today.

13 April 2015
Soup photo

Chef’s Choice!

Jerusalem artichoke soup will be just one of the variety of seasonal soups offered at Melbourne Zoo during the cooler months, beginning this weekend!

10 April 2015
Enclosure

A winter home for our alpine skinks

Last week the team successfully paired-up endangered Guthega Skinks and moved them to an outdoor enclosure, located at Healesville Sanctuary, in a small step forward for the Guthega Skink recovery program.

8 April 2015
Flying Crocodiles

Flying Crocodiles

Seven of the world’s most endangered crocodile were packed up today for a trip to the homeland of their species, the Philippines.

7 April 2015
Beads women Dani Knox

$1 million reasons to celebrate!

Since 2009, over $1 million worth of Beads for Wildlife products have been sold at Zoos Victoria!

7 April 2015
Baw Baw Birthday

Baw Baw Frog Birthday

It’s not often that 54 Melbourne Zoo animals celebrate a birthday together. But that’s just what happened today in the Baw Baw Bunker!

2 April 2015
Oryx Kebili

A special arrival at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a very special new arrival, a male Scimitar-horned Oryx calf born on 3 March.

Keepers and Vets are delighted that the birth went so smoothly for first-time mum Mahdia.

Mahdia was born in June 2013 and had a tough start to life.

31 March 2015
Tasmanian Devil

Time to Leave the Den

Have you visited our devilishly cute Tasmanian Devil joeys at Healesville Sanctuary yet? They have been sleeping in the den down at Wombat Boardwalk over the last six months.

31 March 2015
Baby Gorilla Debut

Name our baby gorilla!

Melbourne Zoo has welcomed an adorable new addition to our gorilla family and we are giving you the chance to name her thanks to our media partners, the Herald Sun and Channel Nine.

27 March 2015
2014-19 Wildlife Conservation Master Plan

Fighting back against wildlife extinction

Australia is in the midst of a wildlife extinction epidemic.
But there is hope thanks to Zoos Victoria's Wildlife Conservation Master Plan launched at Melbourne Zoo today.

24 March 2015