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Lance and Make at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Respect and Sadness: The Plight of the Rhino

Respect and Sadness: The Plight of the Southern White Rhino

When Lance Weldhagen talks about rhinos, two emotions are very clear; respect and sadness.

22 September 2016
Rhino Fund Uganda Rhino with Calf

New Conservation Partnership for Southern White Rhinoceros

On Thursday 22 September Zoos Victoria marked World Rhino Day with the announcement of a critical new international conservation partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda.

22 September 2016
Baboons buffet breakfast

Baboons buffet breakfast

The 21 members of the Hamadryas Baboon troop celebrated the fifth anniversary of moving into their new home with a delicious buffet breakfast in the sun this morning.

20 September 2016
Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle with Keeper James

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle soars on 46th birthday

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal and is turning 46 today.

16 September 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Bandicoots find Sanctuary in Serendip

Three male Eastern Barred Bandicoots have begun life in retirement after being released to Serendip Sanctuary in Victoria’s south-west.

15 September 2016
Helmeted Honeyeater

Helmeted Honeyeaters take flight

In a boost for Victoria’s state faunal emblem, seven captive-bred Helmeted Honeyeaters have been released at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve today.

11 September 2016
Ongard turns six

Ongard turns six

The first-ever male Asian Elephant to be born at Melbourne Zoo turns six today.

Ongard’s birth on September 10, 2010, was less than a year after the January birth of Mali, not only Melbourne Zoo’s first calf but also Australia’s first-ever female calf.  

10 September 2016
Vale Zuri

Vale Zuri

Elderly lion Zuri has been euthanased after it became evident that his neurological condition had progressed rapidly over the past week, affecting his ability to move.

9 September 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog

Threatened Species Day 2016

Some of Australia's most endangered species have had a big boost thanks to results announced to commemorate National Threatened Species Day at Zoos Victoria.

6 September 2016
Ashley with Helmeted Honeyeater

Keeper Ashley gets to know the locals at the Sanctuary

San Diego Zoo Keeper Ashley Roberts has had five years’ experience working and caring for a range of wildlife but her first day on the job at Healesville Sanctuary was her first time working with the critically endangered local species, the Helmeted Honeyeater.

6 September 2016