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
Baby Croc

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
Bianca and friends

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
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Members vote for Man Jai

Thousands of Zoo Members voted in the online poll to select the winning name for Dokkoon’s second elephant calf, a male born on December 8th.

Mali’s baby brother will be named Man Jai, which is Thai for ‘confident’.

31 January 2014
Baby Bison

New Baby Bison at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Tatanka, a new baby bison is now on public display at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The female calf was born on 29 December to first-time mum Leotie and staff are delighted with their progress.

Tatanka is feeding well and Leotie is a wonderful mum. 

28 January 2014
Otana 13th Birthday

Otana Turns Teenager

Male gorilla Otana celebrated a milestone today: his first birthday in Australia.

His 13th birthday ‘cake’ was suitably summery, an icy tower of treats, from green peas to watermelon and berries.  

28 January 2014
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Statement on East West Link

Zoos Victoria has been working closely with the Linking Melbourne Authority for the past nine months to ensure the needs of the zoo and specifically our animals are a key part of the planning process for the East West Link project.

26 January 2014