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Swirl the African Wild Dog

It's a dog's life

In this month’s animal profile we take a walk on the wild side with African Wild Dog Keeper Katherine Quinn, who gave us a glimpse into the life of eight year old, Swirl.

8 August 2013
Menyaru turns ten

Menyaru turns ten

Sumatran Orang-utan Menyaru showed his playful side when he took more interest in his birthday boxes than in his presents or even his cake.

Other orang-utans were quick to help finish off a coconut and banana cake created in the Zoo Bakery.

30 July 2013
Wanted: a devil of a name web620

Wanted: a devil of a name

Meet Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival, a gorgeous little Tasmanian Devil joey. Although she’s not up to meeting visitors just yet, she is beautiful, strong and healthy and had her first photo shoot with the Sunday Herald Sun last week, where she was a true little media star.

26 July 2013
Rigo

Cause of Rigo's death confirmed

Results have confrmed that Rigo's death was casued by sudden heart failure. 

26 July 2013
Rigo

Sad farewell to Rigo

Today we have lost a much-loved member of the Zoo family with the sudden passing of Rigo, the Silverback Western Lowland Gorilla this morning.

18 July 2013
Philipines Crocodile with children

Conservation grants unveiled

Zoos Victoria has unveiled a grants program to support conservation projects outside Australia, to help build on our long-standing international conservation partnerships.

18 July 2013
Penguin release St Kilda

Penguin back to the Bay

After more than two weeks of expert care, the Little Penguin brought to the Zoo with oiled feathers is now back in the wild.

12 July 2013
Baby rhino close up

Our bouncing baby rhino

This month’s animal profile takes a look at one of our most recent additions to the Zoo family, our 6-week old baby Southern White Rhino calf. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Peppa’ by keepers, the baby calf is doing well and will receive her official name when she is a bit older.

11 July 2013
Eastern Barred Bandicoot Release

Eastern Barred Bandicoots return home

After eight years, a new population of Eastern Barred Bandicoots were returned to Woodlands Historic Park last week as part of the recovery project to save the species from extinction.

2 July 2013
Minister Ryan Smith presenting membership to the Grey Family

Victorians flock to the Zoo

Zoos Victoria has welcomed more than 2 million visitors this financial year, a new all-time high and a 5 per cent increase over last financial year.

23 June 2013