Feeling Blue?

When Keeper Amie spotted this wild Bowerbird in Healesville Sanctuary’s grounds, she immediately knew something was wrong. She quickly caught it up and took it to the veterinary team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre.

17 July 2014
Two Helmeted Honeyeaters

The Merrin Foundation renew support for Zoos Victoria

Recently The Merrin Foundation committed to a further three years of support for Zoos Victoria, helping to recover wild populations of the Helmeted Honeyeater.

17 July 2014
Timi the Tree-roo

Vale Timika

On behalf of the many Melbourne Zoo staff who have worked with Goodfellow’s Tree-kangaroo Timika, Director Kevin Tanner is sad to announce the loss of a well-loved Zoo icon today.

11 July 2014
Kipenzi rhino

Kipenzi takes first steps into adulthood

Keepers were on hand recently to capture a huge milestone for one-year-old Southern White Rhino calf, Kipenzi.

10 July 2014
Dingo Puppies

Dingo Puppies at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is thrilled to announce the arrival of two beautiful Dingo puppies. The sisters are just eight weeks old and ready to meet visitors.

10 July 2014
King Island Kangaroos

Marion and Harriet our friendly Kangaroo Island Kangaroos

Our Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are a friendly bunch. Amongst them, they have their own little social groups that they regularly hang out with, and they’re very friendly with visitors and keepers.

9 July 2014
Green tree frog surgery 4

Green Tree Frog Surgery

Four recently-arrived Green Tree Frogs had a visit to the Vet Surgery at Melbourne Zoo this morning.

As it can be difficult to identify a frog just by its markings, the Zoo plays it safe by giving each one a nanochip, the smallest variety of microchip.

4 July 2014
Corroboree Frog

First Threatened Species Commissioner Announced

Zoos Victoria has welcomed the appointment of Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner, Mr Gregory Andrews to help stem the tide of extinctions in Australia. Zoos Victoria’s Director of Wildlife, Conservation and Science Rachel Lowry has been appointed as one of four advisors to the Commissioner and has been invited to join the Ministerial Advisory Council on the Environment which offers advice to Minister Greg Hunt across his entire portfolio.

4 July 2014
Orange-bellied Parrot

$830,000 secured for critical research projects

Along with our partners, Zoos Victoria has helped secure $830,000 for three large threatened species and animal welfare research projects through the Commonwealth government’s Australian Research Council Linkage grants scheme.

3 July 2014
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East West Link Update

Earlier this week, the Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy, announced his decision for the East West Link project to go ahead. Although in his announcement, he mentioned that the project will be subject to changes following expert advice from a planning panel investigating the project.

3 July 2014