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Baboon beats the odds

Baboon beats the odds

Baby baboon Juju celebrated her first birthday this morning, thanks to the dedicated Keepers and Vets who pulled her through the first very difficult weeks of her life.

24 May 2016
Num-oi training video

The final countdown

The countdown is well and truly underway at Melbourne Zoo with mum-to-be Num-Oi entering the final stages of her 22-month pregnancy.

23 May 2016
Bison Calf Tiponi

Milestone for Bison in the fight against extinction

The United States Government has passed the National Bison Legacy Act, recognising the Bison as the country’s first national mammal.

23 May 2016
Minute to Midnight at the Zoo

Melbourne's philanthropic community comes out in support of native species

Under a full moon at the iconic Melbourne Zoo, the city’s philanthropic community came out in support of Zoos Victoria’s native species conservation work raising more than $500,000 to the cause of our most endangered animals.

23 May 2016
Birthday wishes

Birthday wishes

World Biodiversity Day was the perfect opportunity to hold a birthday party for Maimunah!

Maimunah, her mate Santan, and their five-year-old daughter Dewi all enjoyed the parcels prepared by their Keepers, including a variety of dried fruits and nuts.

23 May 2016
Mandrill medication

Mandrill medication

Melbourne Zoo’s Vet team treats patients large and small every day, and each one receives special attention depending on its individual condition, which includes its age.

20 May 2016
Werribee Open Range Zoo Volunteers standing at the front entrance

Zoos Victoria enjoys a week of celebrations for Volunteers

National Volunteer Week (9-15 May), is a celebration of the extraordinary efforts and valuable contribution of time, skills and passion volunteers offer throughout Australia every year.

11 May 2016
platypus procedure1

Platypus Procedure

Wondering what our Platypus twins are up to? Platypus twins Wilam and Yaro visited the Australian Wildlife Health Centre today for a general health check-up.

10 May 2016
Grassland Earless Dragon on rock

The search for Victoria’s missing dragons

Once widespread in the grasslands of Victoria, the elusive Grassland Earless Dragon has not been seen in the state since the late 1960’s. 

10 May 2016
Obi departs for Adelaide Zoo

Pygmy Hippo Obi departs for Adelaide Zoo

Pygmy Hippo calf Obi departed early this morning for the road trip to his new home in the Adelaide Zoo. Keepers driving him to Adelaide were keen on an early start, so Obi can get to Adelaide Zoo late this afternoon.

9 May 2016