Label my fish campaign Melbourne launch

Matthew Evans, Vic chefs and fishers call for accurate seafood labelling

With a Federal Government inquiry into seafood labelling due to report on Thursday 18 December, chef and author Matthew Evans, peak enviro groups, high profile chefs and representatives of the Victorian fishing industry are calling for accurate labelling of seafood sold in Australia’s fish shops, takeaways and restaurants.

2 December 2014
Entangled Seal at Chinaman's Hat

The AGL Marine Response Unit needs your help

The AGL Marine Response Unit is seeking the community's help to locate two seals caught in life-threatening entanglements at Chinaman’s Hat in Port Phillip Bay.

1 December 2014
AGL MRU - Mark and Seal

It is the season to save Marine Wildlife

The AGL Marine Response Unit has launched headlong into its second season of operation, responding to calls to rescue seals and other marine wildlife from potentially lethal entanglements and other threats.

1 December 2014
Manor Lakes College

Manor Lakes College Raise Funds for Eastern Barred Bandicoot

On Wednesday 19 November students from Manor Lakes College surprised Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Education Officer Genevieve Johnson with a special donation to the Zoo to help fight the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

1 December 2014

Happy 15th Birthday Yakini!

Western Lowland Gorilla Yakini marked his 15th Birthday on Friday 28 November at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

28 November 2014
Snow Leopard Pakistan Grant 2

2015 International Conservation Grants Announced

After being inundated with some incredible applications for the 2015 International Conservation Grants program, Zoos Victoria is very pleased to announce two successful projects Amphibian Conservation in Ghana and Snow Leopard Conservation in Pakistan.

21 November 2014
BBF search

National Baw Baw Frog Day

Zoos Victoria has declared yesterday, November 18, National Baw Baw Frog Day with a team of amphibian specialists successfully finding a rare Baw Baw Frog egg mass in the wild!

19 November 2014
Miss Universe costume

Miss Universe Australia Costume inspired by Dreamtime

Designer Caitlin Holstock has proudly showcased her winning Miss Universe costume at Healesville Sanctuary. The costume was inspired by the land of the Wurundjeri tribe.

19 November 2014
Hippo Pansy Birthday

Happy Birthday Pansy

Werribee Open Range Zoo has celebrated the first birthday of hippo calf  Pansy.

To mark the milestone on Tuesday 18 November, Pansy and mum Brindabella enjoyed a special watermelon cake created by the Zoo’s volunteers along with some vegetable ice blocks.

18 November 2014
Happy Birthday Fleay

Happy 21st to Healesville Sanctuary's oldest Platypus

Wednesday 12 November 2014 was a very special day for our oldest Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary - Fleay turned 21 years old!
Fleay came into the collection as a baby in 1993 and has been the feature display in World of Platypus for the past 21 years.
It is thought that Platypus in the wild live to about 15 years but in captivity they can live into their early 20s.

17 November 2014