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Lily the wombat makes friends at the Sanctuary Gift Shop

Twilight shopping at the Sanctuary gift shop - one night only!

Meet Lily the orphaned Wombat and her friends at twilight shopping at the Healesville Sanctuary Gift Shop.

This Thursday 22 November 2012 is the perfect opportunity to beat the rush and get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

21 November 2012
Garden Weekend

How does our garden grow?

Visitors value the beautiful garden setting of Australia’s first zoo.

During Garden Weekend on November 24th and 25th, they can meet the horticultural team that keeps it all looking so great!

16 November 2012
ROA Image 1

Street artist inspired at Healesville Sanctuary


They appeared over the weekend, a giant Mountain Pygmy-possum and a Platypus on a wall and water tower at Healesville Sanctaury to feature the work of international street artist, Roa.

15 November 2012
Tanzi Giraffe Move

Tanzi reunited with sister Shani

Rothschild’s Giraffe Tanzi is now reunited with her sister Shani at her new home at Mogo Zoo, where it is hoped she will play a role in the regional breeding program.

The lowloader transporting Tanzi’s special travelling crate Vet arrived safely at Mogo Zoo at about 1pm yesterday.

2 November 2012
OpenMi Excursion App launch

New app to help deaf children enjoy our Zoo

A new mobile app has been launched which will enable Victorian Deaf and hearing impaired children to enjoy and learn about the animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

31 October 2012
Tanzi's Travels

Tanzi's Travels

Rothschild’s Giraffe Tanzi is on her way to Mogo Zoo in N.S.W., due to arrive midmorning tomorrow.

keepers enticed Tanzi into her travelling crate before 7am today, using tempting taste treats to encourage her to go inside.

31 October 2012
Elvis Mali with Elvis

Mali helps raise money for conservation

On Thursday 25 October, the entire herd of unique elephant sculptures were sold at a spectacular auction event raising more than $450,000 to contribute to Zoos Victoria’s wildlife conservation efforts.

30 October 2012
Love Your Locals tram launch image 1

Victoria's most endangered take to the streets

A City Circle tram has been dressed up to feature Zoos Victoria’s 20 priority native threatened species.

24 October 2012
Melbourne Zoo Celebrating 150 Years

Ch 9 News Special: Melbourne Zoo Celebrating 150 Years

Just in time for the official Anniversary to be celebrated on Saturday 6 October, Channel Nine News will present, 'Melbourne Zoo celebrates 150 Years'.

4 October 2012
Graeme Base Little Elephants book launch

Masses of Malis!

The 50 exciting elephant sculptures created for the Mali in the City public art project celebrating the Zoo’s 150th birthday are now on view at the Zoo.

24 September 2012