add badge calendarcard check email facebook-squarefacebook fighting-extinction gift instagram-squareinstagram linkedin lock logo-healesville-inverse logo-melbourne-inverse logo-werribee-inverse logo-zv-icons logo-zv-inverse logo-zv mime-pdf phone pinterest remove tick timestwitter-squaretwitter vic-gov youtube




World Lion Day cub

World Lion Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Celebrated each year on 10 August, World Lion Day provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on these amazing animals and raise awareness about the threats to their survival.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is home to two prides of Lions, including ten-month-old cubs Kubwa, Kito and Kashka.

10 August 2016
Zoos Victoria logo

Healesville Sanctuary reopens


Healesville Sanctuary has reopened for the day with plenty of time still to enjoy our wonderful native wildlife.

9 August 2016
Merri and mum

A Merri time at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival has been named. Koala joey has been named Merri thanks to Herald Sun reader, Angelina. 

8 August 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoots find a home VIDEO

‘Retirement’ home for Eastern Barred Bandicoots

Three female Eastern Barred Bandicoots have enjoted their first week in a new ‘retirement home’ on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

Released on 27 July, the three post-reproductive bandicoots were released to the Brian Henderson Reserve operated by Woodleigh School.

4 August 2016
Vale willow

Vale Willow

Asian Elephant calf Willow, born on June 15, has passed away, and everyone at Melbourne Zoo is grieving this sad loss.

2 August 2016
Cheetah Kulinda Werribee Zoo web620

World Ranger Day

On World Ranger Day, it’s important to recognise the work of rangers, who put their lives on the line every day to protect local wildlife, wildlife resources and secure wildlife habitat.

30 July 2016
Sumatran Orang-utan Menyarus birthday melbourne zoo web620

Time to help prevent habitat loss

Sumatra’s tropical forests are toppling, being replaced by oil palm plantations.

The continuing expansion of the palm oil industry there and elsewhere in South-East Asia is at the expense of the rain forest habitat, and it’s robbing wildlife of their homes.

29 July 2016
Zoos Victoria logo

Asian Elephant Calf Update

27 July 2016 - Update

The Asian Elephant calf at Melbourne Zoo is still in intensive care 24/7 and her condition remains critical.

27 July 2016
Dargo dingo dental

Dental date for Dargo the Dingo

Healesville Sanctuary’s Dargo the Dingo had a date with the dentist last week. Dargo, who will be turning four years old next month, visited the dentist for a routine check-up.

14 July 2016
Support Palm Oil labelling

Why We Are All Failing Orang-utans

By Dr Jenny Gray
CEO, Zoos Victoria

On Friday 8 July the IUCN declared that the Bornean Orang-utan is one step closer to extinction. Upgrading the species from endangered to Critically Endangered and joining its genetic cousin, the Sumatran Orang-utan, in this most desperate of situations.

12 July 2016