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Zoo's iconic cork program ends

After 14 years and collecting over 62.5 million corks, the curtain is closing on Zoos Victoria’s highly successful Corks for the Elephants program.

29 May 2013
Welcome Nakuru

Welcome Nakuru

Nakuru has completed her long journey to Melbourne Zoo from her birthplace at Auckland Zoo.

22 May 2013
Predator Prey

Predator Prey Precinct to change the face of Melbourne Zoo

In December 2014, visitors to Melbourne Zoo will be able to step into the magnificent and menacing world of the hunter and the hunted as part of the Zoo’s 150 year birthday upgrade.

19 May 2013
Cake time!

ANZ takes the cake

Mali the Asian Elephant joined more than 2,000 ANZ customers and staff on Saturday to celebrate ANZ’s ongoing business partnership with Zoos Victoria. The celebration recognises the enormous contribution ANZ has made to the Zoo.

16 May 2013
Volunteer 3

Celebrating our Volunteers

This week is National Volunteer Week, Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. Today, there are more than 220 people volunteering annually at Healesville Sanctuary, more than double the Sanctuary’s own staff numbers.

12 May 2013
Vet with injured Platypus

Rescued Platypus in safe hands

The vet team at Healesville Sanctuary worked overnight to save this baby Platypus found with a rubber band around its neck in Brushy Creek, Croydon. Sadly, vets believe the baby male had also been attacked, possibly by a dog.

9 May 2013
Dr. Harry with Mountain Pygmy-possum

Dr. Harry visits Healesville Sanctuary

Dr. Harry Cooper from Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens visited Healesville Sanctuary today where he delighted animals, visitors and staff.

9 May 2013
Tasmanian Devil

The devil in Rex

This month’s animal profile takes a look at Rex, the loveable and inquisitive 4-year old Tasmanian Devil.  Keeper Monika Zabinskas took time out of her busy schedule to shed a bit of light on these amazing creatures.

9 May 2013
Orange-Bellied Parrot

Orange-Bellied Parrots to get Werribee Gym

The critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot will receive a much-needed ‘wing-up’ with a new free flight aviary to be built at Werribee Open Range Zoo within the next year.  

9 May 2013
Tiny Creatures

Tiny Creatures

The birth of three critically endangered Asian turtles is an awesome achievement for Melbourne Zoo’s Reptile Keepers.

1 May 2013