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Lions in Namibia - Panthera project

International Conservation Grants Announced

Three exciting projects have successfully secured Zoos Victoria's International Conservation Grants helping in the global fight against the extinction of threatened species.

3 December 2013
Yakini's Birthday

Happy Birthday Yakini!

Gorilla Yakini celebrated his 14th birthday today at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The birthday marks an important milestone for Yakini, who is on the cusp of becoming a full grown silverback.

28 November 2013
Ricky and Magnet

Ricky and Magnet say thank you!

Thank you for keeping a lookout for baby birds. Since our last update, we have received two more Tawny Frogmouth chicks.

22 November 2013
Aunty Joy

Aunty Joy's welcome to country

Under the gorgeous setting sun, Aunty Joy Wandin-Murphy, AO, filmed a Welcome to Country ceremony at Healesville Sanctuary for Tourism Victoria; it will be seen by all visitors coming through Melbourne Airport.

22 November 2013
Healing cast and crew screening

Healing cast and crew screening

Sunday was an exciting day with the cast and crew first screening of the feature film, Healing, filmed at Healesville Sanctuary earlier this year.

22 November 2013
Baby Hippo

New baby hippo at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a new baby hippo.

The calf was born in the early hours of Monday morning to proud mum Brindabella and is showing all the signs of being a healthy baby hippo.

21 November 2013
Zebras-Altina

Zebra pair the centre of attention

Zebras Atreyu and Shani from Werribee Open Range Zoo have made history as the very first Zebras at Altina Wildlife Park in New South Wales.

The pair arrived at Altina last week and are settling in well to their new home and meeting inquisitive new neighbours, including Giraffe.

18 November 2013
Scout-Mobile-Phones

Scout helps save gorillas

Eight year-old, Will Chambers, a Joey Scout from the 3rd Sunbury Scout Group has recycled 170 mobile phones in support of gorilla conservation.

15 November 2013
Mali in the City at Federation Square

Melbourne Zoo wins Victoria’s top tourism award

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, has congratulated Melbourne Zoo for taking out top honours at this year’s RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

15 November 2013
Don't palm us off orang-utans

Joint Statement on Palm Oil

Zoos Victoria has joined together with zoos from around the world to urge the palm oil industry to adopt a sustainable model that safeguards biodiversity.

14 November 2013