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Dokkoon Expecting Second Calf

Asian Elephant Dokkoon became an important part of Melbourne Zoo’s 151-year history on January 16, 2010.

That was the day when she gave birth to Mali, the Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf and Australia’s first-ever female baby elephant.

30 October 2013
Helmeted Honeyeater's flight for survival

Helmeted Honeyeater's flight for survival

Twelve critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeaters will be released into the wild today in an effort to save the bird from extinction.

24 October 2013
Sculpture Unveiling

New Entry for Werribee Open Range Zoo

Today Werribee Open Range Zoo unveiled its new arrivals precinct including the addition of a stunning new animal sculpture.

22 October 2013
National Children's Week at Monash Hospital

Bringing Healesville Sanctuary to the children at Monash Children’s Hospital

They say you should never work with children and animals, but Monash Children’s Hospital and Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up to break that rule.

22 October 2013
Mongolian Ger1

Come and see our Mongolian Gers

After thirteen months and more than 10,000 kilometres, Werribee Open Range Zoo is now home to two authentic Mongolian Gers.

17 October 2013
Rusty the Kestrel by David Caird

Arrow and Rusty take flight

Australian Kestrels Arrow and Rusty are being 'given their wings' to launch National Bird Week in October, both flying freely in Healesville Sanctuary’s Spirits of the Sky presentation.

17 October 2013
Baw Baw Frog - courtesy Claire Keely

Listening out for the Baw Baw Frog

On Tuesday 22nd October, a team of Baw Baw Frog monitoring gurus from Zoos Victoria will head out to the Baw Baw Plateau with ears pricked, hoping to hear the elusive frog. Baw Baw Frog populations have been in decline for the past decade and as a result this is now one of Zoos Victoria’s 2

16 October 2013
Ellis Family with Yamacoona

Saving Yamacoona

It was a reunion with a difference when a family who found a near-death Platypus puggle more than two years ago came together again to see the happy and healthy Platypus.

14 October 2013
Koyla and Nikolai

A trot on the wild side

In this month’s animal profile we take a look at an animal with a definite wild side!

10 October 2013
Otana

Otana makes his debut

Twelve-year old male gorilla Otana has experienced his new Gorilla Rainforest home for the first time after being cleared from quarantine on Monday.

10 October 2013