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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
Hall of Fame Winners

2014 Hall of Fame

Last night, Melbourne Zoo’s Leopard Lodge was host to the second Zoos Victoria annual Hall of Fame event, coinciding with World Environment Day. The event celebrated outstanding people and supportive organisations that have made significant contributions to our three zoos.

6 June 2014
Mongolian Wild Horse Hatan

Mongolian Community Name Foal

Members of Victoria’s close-knit Mongolian community have named Werribee Open Range Zoo’s newest addition, a rare Przewalski’s horse foal.

6 June 2014
LHISI Hatchling - Central School

VIP Newsflash!

Melbourne Zoo Invertebrate Keeper Rohan Cleave recently visited the island and helped to set up a display of the endangered insects at the school, so students could find out more about a species that was believed to be extinct for half a century.

6 June 2014
LBP at Healesville

Update on Leadbeater's Possum monitoring

Motivated by the dramatic population decline recorded in past years and with the support of the species Recovery Team, in mid- May, Dan and the team brought into Healesville Sanctuary’s care, three possums; two males and one female, to become part of the captive breeding program.

4 June 2014
Man Jai

Man Jai makes a splash in the big pool

Asian Elephant calf Man Jai has graduated from the paddling pools to the 4.5m deep pool in the first Trail of the Elephants paddock.

3 June 2014