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Plat Twins

Seeing Double

Introducing Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrivals; two gorgeous Platypus twins! After 13 year old mum Binarri and six year old dad Tarrabi were spotted courting late last year, Binarri had almost immediately begun making preparations and nesting. The twins emerged from their underground burrow approximately 133 days after hatching.

9 March 2016
Hippo Beach Water Play

Planning your visit to Werribee Zoo this weekend

Visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo this weekend?

With warm weather expected, it's the perfect chance to enjoy Hippo Beach!

4 March 2016
Baby Elephants

World Wildlife Day

Today Zoos Victoria is celebrating all wildlife big and small for World Wildlife Day, a reminder that the future of wildlife is in our hands.

This year the focus of World Wildlife Day is on elephants and the increasing threat they face in both Asia and Africa.

3 March 2016
Red Panda cubs

Red Panda cubs

Red Panda twins born at Melbourne Zoo have made a brief public debut this morning, when they had a vet check and vaccination.  

2 March 2016
Mountain Gorilla - Image Courtesy of the Gorilla Doctors

Victorians answer the call of gorillas under threat

Twelve thousand kilometres away in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, critically endangered Mountain Gorillas are receiving life-saving care as a result of a unique program based right here in Victoria.

25 February 2016

Toothy problems for Tassie Devil

Tasmanian Devils aren’t known for their table manners or fresh breath but, just like us, they need to keep their teeth healthy and every now and then they need a quick visit to the dentist.

22 February 2016
Guardian Dogs New Recruits

School's in for Guardian Dog Squad!

As students across Victoria settle into their first weeks of the school term, three furry new recruits are learning the ropes at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

18 February 2016
Meerkat pups learning to be Meerkats web620

Meerkat pups born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

There are some new faces in the Meerkat mob at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with two Meerkat pups born to experienced mum, Akili on Thursday 14 January.

17 February 2016
Rob the Frog and Debbie

A froggy love story

Rob the Southern Corroboree Frog had an incredible Valentine’s Day on the streets of Melbourne searching for love.

Victorians truly embraced Rob the Frog and he was spotted at the top of the Eureka Tower, the Channel Nine Newsroom, on Puffing Billy and even on the beaches of Fiji.

16 February 2016
Rob in the City

A frogs quest for love

Meet Rob.

Rob is a Southern Corroboree Frog who is on the quest to find love.

Trouble is he hasn’t had much luck finding his perfect match and with approximately 30 Southern Corroboree Frogs remaining in the wild, things are not looking good for Rob and his friends.

13 February 2016