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Cool Zoo

Melbourne Zoo Keepers are busier than ever on hot days, constantly checking on all the animals to make sure they are comfortable.

Keepers have come up with some very ingenious ways of keeping animals cool in the heat, including chilled or frozen fruit and iceblocks full of treats.

14 January 2014
Thembi

Standing tall with Thembi

This month’s animal profile reaches some great heights, as we sit down with Werribee Open Range Zoo Keeper, Luke Hausler, to chat about Thembi, the often cheeky and sociable 5-year old male giraffe.

9 January 2014
Entangled under water

A lucky escape for young seal

A quick thinking tourism operator has averted disaster for a little male seal who had become entangled in a piece of plastic commonly used to secure boxes.

3 January 2014
Baby Hippo on Display

Baby Hippo on Display

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s baby hippo is now on public display.

Like all new born babies, the calf will need time to rest and viewings will be subject to change and cancellation.

30 December 2013
Lemur Island

Lemur Island

The new Lemur Island exhibit was officially opened today by Minister for the Environment Ryan Smith.

Nine Ring-tailed Lemurs are busily exploring their spacious new home.

Visitors to the innovative exhibit will be sharing that space with the active and agile Lemurs.

19 December 2013
St Margarets Media Pouches

Kids create a pattern of care

Springtime is a very busy time when Healesville Sanctuary receives many orphaned wildlife babies. Our vet team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre work very closely with keepers and carers to look after these little ones.

19 December 2013
Marine Response Unit

A first for Victoria’s marine mammals

A new partnership was launched at Melbourne Zoo last week, with Zoos Victoria joining together with AGL Energy Ltd (AGL) to launch Victoria’s first, dedicated Marine Response Unit.

18 December 2013
Zoo Vets promo

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