Maimunah celebrates birthday

Maimunah celebrates birthday

Sumatran Orang-utan Maimunah has celebrated her 29th birthday with a Zoo Bakery banana cake topped with strawberries and banana slices, plus surprise parcels of treats.

Her actual birthday is May 23, but Keepers chose to celebrate today because it is World Biodiversity Day.

22 May 2015
Morning Concerts

Morning Concerts

Visitors near the Lion Gorge or Bear Exhibit in the early mornings are now likely to be treated to the sounds of the singing Siamangs!

20 May 2015
Wild Sea Reunion

Wild Sea Reunion

New Zealand Fur Seal Pania is a new arrival at the Zoo, now being reunited with another seal that she lived alongside in their previous home.

18 May 2015
Rosie and Rascal

Running around after Rascal

Red Kangaroo Rosie is the proud new mum of Rascal our first kangaroo joey for the year.

18 May 2015
Lioness Nilo with enrichment

Werribee Open Range Zoo marks major milestone

Werribee Open Range Zoo has marked a major milestone, welcoming half a million visitors in a single, financial year.

This is the highest visitation ever recorded in the Zoo’s 32-year history.

18 May 2015
Endangered eggs excitement

Endangered eggs excitement

Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary Keepers embarked on an exciting and important journey: a trip to Mt. Kosciuszko with a container of 680 eggs of Australia’s most endangered frog species, the Corroboree Frog.

12 May 2015
Werribee Zoo Entrance

Road Works at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Improvements to Werribee Open Range Zoo’s ‘off road’ experience are underway, as the short gravel section on the Main Drive into the Zoo is sealed.

Road works are now underway on the gravel section and we expect that they will be completed by mid to late May.

11 May 2015

Love is in the Air

We want to tell you about a cute little love story developing here at Healesville Sanctuary.

8 May 2015
Mother's Day

Mother's Day at Healesville Sanctuary

To celebrate Mother’s Day Healesville Sanctuary will be hosting a free story-telling event where local Wurrundjeri elder, Murrundindi will share Dreaming Stories between 12.45-1.45pm.

6 May 2015
Prenatal check up for Petre

Prenatal check up for Petre

After a pregnancy of about 200 days, Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre is expecting soon, with her likely due date May 23rd.

Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner says that Petre’s pregnancy is especially exciting for two reasons.

5 May 2015