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Dental date for Lemurs

Dental date for Lemurs

Two Ruffed Lemurs had a date with the dentist today at Melbourne Zoo.

Twin sisters Fi and Fiona will turn 15 in November, a good age for their species, when some dental difficulties might be expected.

7 October 2014
152 at the Zoo

152 at the Zoo

Australia’s first zoo turned 152 today.

It has been another busy year at Melbourne Zoo, with a variety of new arrivals and other changes on this historic site in the 12 months since the Zoo turned 151.

6 October 2014
Num-Oi

Possible Pachyderm Pregnancy?

Melbourne Zoo is hopeful that our Asian Elephant Num-Oi is pregnant after she underwent artificial insemination (AI) in August this year.

3 October 2014
Asian Elephants at MZ

ANZ celebrates Zoo Month at Melbourne Zoo

ANZ Zoo Month ran for the month of September with over 2000 ANZ customers and staff visiting Melbourne Zoo. ANZ has been a proud partner of Zoos Victoria since 2011 and support Trail of the Elephants as well as Melbourne Zoo’s elephant breeding program.

2 October 2014
Helmet Honeyeater twins

A great boost for Helmeted Honeyeaters

Healesville Sanctuary has celebrated one of its best breeding and release seasons to date, successfully releasing eighteen Helmeted Honeyeaters into the wild last week.

1 October 2014
Lionesses explore new home

Lionesses explore their new home

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new lionesses Nilo and Niribi are exploring their new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo. 

Following their arrival from Givskud Zoo in Denmark earlier this year, the lionesses are now venturing out of their dens to explore their new surroundings.

1 October 2014
Rainforest Harvest Open

Rainforest Harvest Open

Zoo visitors during the school holidays are having the first chance of enjoying the new Rainforest Harvest at Trail of the Elephants.

On school days, it will be a great new learning centre for the 100,000+ students who come to Melbourne Zoo each year.

26 September 2014
Monet the Cassowary

World Cassowary Day

This Friday 26 September we commemorate World Cassowary Day to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary, which has an estimated population of possibly fewer than 1,000.

25 September 2014
Kuma

Dingo visits veterinary specialists

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest Dingo, Kuma, visited the veterinary specialist Wednesday 24 September at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre in Glen Waverley.

Kuma, aged 12, had an upset stomach and had an abdominal ultrasound and upper gastrointestinal scope.

24 September 2014
Wombat joey

Wombat joey needs a name

Healesville Sanctuary has admitted 70 patients in the past three weeks, heralding the start of a busy spring.  And this little wombat is just one of many orphaned animals Keeper Amie Hindson and staff are caring for around the clock.

23 September 2014