Olive the Tasmanian Devil

Olive, Mack and Archer's moving day

Healesville Sanctuary as part of Zoo's Victoria, is pleased to announce that Olive, Archer and Mack, three healthy disease-free Tasmanian Devils bred at the Sanctuary, have moved to Tasmania as part of the Wild Devil Recovery Project. 

8 October 2015
Graeme Base -book launch

Celebrating wildlife

Award-winning author and illustrator Graeme Base has had a lifelong fascination with the diversity and beauty of the animal kingdom.

7 October 2015
Jeremy the Galaxid

How do you anaesthetize a fish?

Healesville Sanctuary's vet Dr Sheelings was asked this question when Keeper Jess noticed Galaxid Fish, Jeremy, had a small lump near his head.

6 October 2015
Keeper talking about Juju

Birthday focus on baboon baby

Melbourne Zoo turned 153 today! Australia’s oldest zoo celebrated with a focus on its youngest baby.

6 October 2015

Calling all Eagles fans!

If you want some real birds of prey action this long-weekend, catch the Spirits of the Sky show at Healesville Sanctuary and be amazed by the real-life Hawks and Eagles every day at 12pm and 2.30pm

1 October 2015

Five facts about good zoos

Each day passionate staff in good zoos care for wildlife, many of which are on the brink of extinction.

We are in the midst of a global extinction crisis

1 October 2015
Penguin chick in nest box

First feeding school student

We’re coming to the end of the school year for children, but at Wild Sea the special school has just opened for the penguin breeding season!

30 September 2015

Art by and for orang-utans

A collaborative effort between an award-winning wildlife artist and the Zoo’s orang-utans has produced an amazing array of artwork, all for the benefit of orang-utans being cared for in the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation centre for this endangered species.

29 September 2015
New meerkat pups

New Meerkat Pups at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed some new arrivals to the Meerkat family, with mum Akili giving birth to two Meerkat pups on Thursday 20 August.

At five weeks of age the pups are now becoming more mobile and are starting to emerge from the burrow.

28 September 2015
Minister and Lemur

Family, Friends and Lemurs!

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville today launched Melbourne Zoo’s lemur experience in time for Victorian families to head out and enjoy on Grand Final Friday on 2 October.

25 September 2015