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Signing for Santan

Signing for Santan

Today is Santan's birthday and all he wants for his 39-year celebration is for you to sign the petition for clear palm oil labelling.

12 October 2016
Melbourne Zoo turns 154

Melbourne Zoo turns 154

Another amazing year is being added today to the long history of Australia’s first zoo.

Zoo staff and volunteers gathered in the Main Drive to enjoy sharing the 154th birthday cake.

6 October 2016

Caring for Tombo

In the wild, male lions rarely live beyond 10-14 years. One of our male lions, Tombo at Werribee Open Range Zoo is at the elderly age of 20 years and is monitored closely by our Keepers and Vets to check his health and quality of life.

6 October 2016
Evelyn the Swamp Wallaby Joey

Rescued Swamp Wallaby joey makes full recovery

During the spring time, Healesville Sanctuary sees an influx of orphaned or injured baby animals brought in for treatment at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre.

5 October 2016
Turning Melbourne orange for orang-utans

Turning Melbourne orange for orang-utans

There are an extra 1,000 orang-utans taking up temporary residence at Melbourne Zoo.

Each of the toy, plush orang-utans, adorned with a message,  has a special mission that will take place tomorrow night at Federation Square. 

3 October 2016
White-headed Pigeon

Tiny pigeon survives nest fall

In early August a tiny White-headed Pigeon chick had fallen from its nest and was found by Sanctuary visitors. The pigeon had very few feathers and was in respiratory distress so he was rushed to the Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre for immediate treatment.

29 September 2016

It’s footy fever at your zoos!

The zoos aren't home to any Bulldogs but this Grand Final long weekend you can see African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, and, Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary!

28 September 2016
Emma Villanti, Sanjana Aswani and Marlena Lopez, University of Melbourne Veterinary students

A Very Special Vet Assignment at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Veterinary Students from The University of Melbourne are caring for some unusual patients this week, checking temperatures, bandaging up limbs and diagnosing lots of cuddles for Victoria’s teddies.

28 September 2016
Hamilton the cockatoo learns to fly again

Caring for Hamilton the Cockatoo

A few weeks ago Healesville Sanctuary’s Australia Wildlife Health Centre was called on to provide care for an injured Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo brought in from Hamilton in south-west Victoria.

28 September 2016
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