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Zoo Vets Special

Don't miss the exclusive Nine News special as we go behind the scenes and meet the vets saving species from extinction at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo this Friday 20 December at 7.30pm for Victorian viewers.

17 December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had another massive year fighting wildlife extinction. In particular we’ve been taking care of this little guy, the Orange-bellied Parrot.
Merry Christmas from all the team at Zoos Victoria!

16 December 2013
Cheetah Kaidi

Cheetah will be sadly missed

The entire team at Werribee Open Range Zoo are saddened by the passing of Cheetah Kaidi, who was euthanased today following a deterioration of a pancreatic condition.

16 December 2013
Yakini-Check-up

Yakini receives health check

Gorilla Yakini received his biennial health check yesterday at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

While vets have yet to receive all of the test results, the check up went smoothly and they were very pleased to see that Yakini shows no signs of ill health.

12 December 2013
David Smith Injured Turtle

Turtles on the move

Healesville Sanctuary vets released Mr. Meccano, a Common Long-necked Turtle back into a dam at Domaine Chandon last week.

Mr. Meccano was one of 25 turtles that have been bought into the Australian Wildlife Health Centre this season after being hit by cars. 

11 December 2013
Baby elephant's first 3 days

Dokkoon and baby take a little stroll

Under the watchful eye of mum Dokkoon and big sister Mali, Melbourne Zoo’s new male elephant calf has ventured out for the second time.

Keepers were on hand to monitor the baby as he excitedly explored his new surroundings, eagerly following mum around the paddock.

10 December 2013
Baby elephant day 1 photo 9 by Andrew Griffiths

It's A Boy!

Asian Elephant Dokkoon has given birth overnight to her second calf.

Born at 2:40am and weighing in at 131 kilograms, the male calf is the fourth Asian Elephant to be born at Melbourne Zoo.

8 December 2013
TWMA1

Celebrating Coranderrk

TarraWarra Museum of Art and Healesville Sanctuary proudly present a unique collaboration this summer.

5 December 2013
Winner of Koala Naming Comp 2013

Jaikyn's special birthday with Steve

Jaikyn celebrated his eighth birthday with a very special magic moment with Healesville Sanctuary’s new Koala joey and his mum Prickles on Sunday.

5 December 2013
Sanook 1

Zoo Mourns Loss

The entire team at Zoos Victoria are very saddened by the sudden loss of our elephant calf Sanook.

Melbourne Zoo Director, Kevin Tanner said; “we have reviewed the CCTV footage from last night which has indicated that his death was a result of a tragic accident.

4 December 2013