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Lion at Melbourne Zoo

The Kings of Melbourne Zoo

In this month's animal profile we take a closer look at the iconic lions at Melbourne Zoo. Precinct Manager Adrian Howard is a brave man, working nearly every day for the last 12 years with the lions at Melbourne Zoo.

12 November 2013
Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth

Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth

Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth was found uninjured, but after his mother refused to take him back despite his rescuers best attempts, he was brought to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

12 November 2013
Orang-utan Caring Week

Orang-utan Caring Week

Conservationists worldwide are shining a spotlight on the plight of orang-utans this week to draw attention to the continuing loss of their rainforest habitat.

The largest single cause of this forest clearing is for the purpose of producing palm oil.

11 November 2013
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Kids' Nature Play Coming Soon

Bring the kids to experience an exciting new nature play space at Healesville Sanctuary this summer.

7 November 2013
Tassie Devil to be released

A devil of a time in Tassie

Today is a wonderful milestone for Zoos Victoria: eleven Tasmanian Devils, eight of which were bred at Healesville Sanctuary and three from Monarto Zoo in South Australia, will be returned to the wilds of Tasmania – for the first time ever today.

6 November 2013
Baby Rhino Kipenzi

Coming Soon: An encounter with baby rhino Kipenzi

This Summer you have the chance to go behind the scenes in an intimate encounter with Werribee Open Range Zoo's hand-reared baby rhino Kipenzi.

31 October 2013
Jess and Fleay

Fantastic Fleay turns 20!

Today is a very special day for one of our oldest Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary - Fleay turns 20 year old!

Fleay came into the collection as a baby in 1993 and has been the feature display in World of Platypus for the past 20 years.

31 October 2013
Second time mum

Dokkoon Expecting Second Calf

Asian Elephant Dokkoon became an important part of Melbourne Zoo’s 151-year history on January 16, 2010.

That was the day when she gave birth to Mali, the Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf and Australia’s first-ever female baby elephant.

30 October 2013
Helmeted Honeyeater's flight for survival

Helmeted Honeyeater's flight for survival

Twelve critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeaters will be released into the wild today in an effort to save the bird from extinction.

24 October 2013
Sculpture Unveiling

New Entry for Werribee Open Range Zoo

Today Werribee Open Range Zoo unveiled its new arrivals precinct including the addition of a stunning new animal sculpture.

22 October 2013