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Happy Anniversary

A festive gathering at the Zoo this morning celebrated two significant events: the 11th anniversary of the opening of Trail of the Elephants and Thailand’s National Elephant Day.

13 March 2014
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Hide the Waterbuck

This very handsome creature is a waterbuck. His name is Hide and you can see him on Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, along with two female and two junior waterbuck in the Woodlands Waterhole. We caught up with Zoo Keeper, Michael, who has known Hide since he was born, to talk all things waterbuck!

13 March 2014
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Free-entry for Morwell residents

Morwell residents seeking respite from the smoky conditions caused by the Hazelwood open-cut fire are being offered free entry into Victoria's Zoos, including Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.  

3 March 2014
Stick Insect Survivors

Stick Insect Survivors

Three new arrivals this morning added to Melbourne Zoo’s celebration of the first-ever World Wildlife Day.

3 March 2014
Moving Day for Lions

Moving Day for Lions

Zoo staff carried out a major animal relocation today, moving three African Lions out of their birthplace, the historic Lion Park.

27 February 2014
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Crocodilian Clutch Countdown

Four new arrivals late yesterday and one overnight have created great excitement in the Reptile House!

Tiny hatchlings of the world’s most endangered crocodilian species have been emerging from their eggs in their temperature-controlled incubator.

21 February 2014
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Keeper Bianca and Dikembe the Ring-tailed Lemur

In this month’s animal profile we speak to keeper Bianca about Dikembe the one year-old Ring-tailed Lemur.

13 February 2014
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Zoos Victoria Statement

Zoos Victoria was saddened to hear about the decision to euthanise Marius the Giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark over the weekend.

11 February 2014
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Nestlé Australia is using sustainable palm oil!

Great news! Thanks to the thousands of emails being sent to companies through the Don’t Palm Us Off campaign, all Nestlé Australia chocolate made in Australia now contains 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

5 February 2014
Kevin Tanner helps release crocodiles in the Philippines

Zoo staff help release Philippines Crocodiles

Zoos Victoria staff recently visited our Philippine conservation partner, the Mabuwaya Foundation to help release 12 captive-reared Philippines Crocodiles back into the wild

4 February 2014