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Otana shares birthday treats

Western Lowland Gorilla Otana turned 14 today, and he generously shared his birthday treats with his mate Kimya.

The pair are expecting their first offspring any time from February 20, the beginning of a four-week window when the baby is most likely to be born.

28 January 2015
Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Adorable new addition!

Healesville Sanctuary has a new arrival in the Nocturnal House.

This adorable Eastern Barred Bandicoot joey is now 54 days old and weighs a tiny 112 grams. Her keepers are just a little smitten.

23 January 2015
Eok the Eel in its beginning stages

Sculptor Rob Bast returns to the Sanctuary

World renowned sculptor Rob Bast returned to Healesville Sanctuary today to create his twelfth piece for the Sanctuary; Eok the Eel. Visitors love his previous chainsaw artwork including platypus, parrots, Megalania, skulls and totems. 

22 January 2015
Iha - NZ Fur Seal 7

New Zealand Fur Seal Finds New Home

New Zealand Fur Seal Iha has found a new home at Melbourne Zoo’s Wild Sea.

This morning she made her public debut, with Keeper Beth guiding her through a brief introductory training session in the pool.

Iha is now a healthy adult, but she had a tough start in life.

21 January 2015
mali milestone

Mali Milestone

Five years ago today Melbourne Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf was born. Mali weighed 110kg then, and now she weighs in at 1.7 tonnes!

16 January 2015
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A Furry Friend

Little Gumnut weighed just 1.2kg when she was found in Hamilton in early December clinging to the back of her dead mother who had been hit by a car.

9 January 2015
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Frog Turns To Chocolate

Zoos Victoria has turned to chocolate to highlight the plight of one of Australia’s most endangered amphibians, the Southern Corroboree Frog.

8 January 2015
Kimya Turns Ten

Kimya Turns Ten

Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya celebrated her 10th birthday this morning, sharing her party treats with her mate Otana and the other three adult female gorillas in the group.

7 January 2015
Shabba ROA

Shabba drums up new fans

Meet Shabba Eshun, one of the performers returning to summer music series, Rhythm of Africa this year. Born in Ghana and now based in Melbourne, Shabba is highly regarded for his skills as a drummer and a dancer.

7 January 2015
Win a trip to Africa!

Win a family trip to Africa and other great zoo prizes!

Come face-to-face with the powerful lions at Melbourne Zoo's new Lion Gorge.

2 January 2015