National Youth Week is a time for celebration at our zoos. This time last year Zoos Victoria launched the Youth at the Zoo (YATZ) membership, a unique specialist education membership for 13-18 year old students who want to help fight the extinction of threatened species.
At Zoos Victoria we have a commitment to act in the best interests of the animals in our care. We also believe in the responsible management of animals to ensure that we avoid breeding more animals than we can compassionately care for and for which we can provide high levels of care.
There were some strange squeaking sounds coming from Melbourne Zoo's Reptile House last week.... This was music to the ears of our reptile team who have been eagerly awaiting the hatching of baby Philippine Crocodiles!
It has been many years since Melbourne Zoo has hosted the impressive Hercules moth. A recent delivery of young caterpillars from Queensland can currently be seen in the lifecycle display inside our Butterfly House.