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Guardian Dog Pup Barkley

Schools name Guardian Dog Pups

Meet Barkley, Gunyah and Killara – three furry new recruits named by students at Banyan Fields Primary School, St Margaret’s School and Blackburn Lake Primary School.

19 April 2016
Gorilla Vet visit

Gorilla vet visit

Melbourne Zoo Keepers keep a careful check on the health of every individual in their care, and current training regimes make it possible for them to closely monitor the animals from their teeth to their toes.

18 April 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Breeding success for Southern Corroboree Frogs

The team fighting the extinction of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frogs has had a big win this week!

17 April 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoot check-up

Eastern Barred Bandicoots return to Hamilton

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot will make a return to Western Victoria today with the re-introduction of 20 adult animals to the Hamilton Community Parklands thanks to the efforts of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery T

13 April 2016
Pachyderm pregnancy progressing 1

Pachyderm pregnancy progressing

Asian Elephant Num-Oi has been pregnant since August 11, 2014, when semen from Perth Zoo’s bull was flown across the continent for the AI procedure which proved to be successful.

She is now coming closer to the end of the 22-month pregnancy, with the calf due during May or June.

12 April 2016
Gorillas are calling on you

They're Calling on You

The population of Eastern Lowland or otherwise known as Grauer’s Gorillas has fallen 77% since 1995, with the primary cause due to the illegal mining of coltan, a mineral used in smart phones and other eletronic devices.

7 April 2016
Zoos Victoria logo

Zoos Victoria Statement - Malaysian Palm Oil Board's unauthorised use of Zoos Victoria logo

Zoos Victoria does not endorse Malaysian palm oil as ‘wildlife-friendly’ as claimed on a banner used by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board at the recent Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. 

6 April 2016
Grevys Zebra

Conservation program earns its stripes

Did you know the collective noun for a group of zebra is a dazzle? What a perfect way to describe the impact of those dramatic stripes!

5 April 2016
wombat

Meet our burrowers

Do you dig animals?

At Healesville Sanctuary we dig animals, especially the burrowing kind. These holidays we’re celebrating some of Australia’s most iconic burrowing species, such as the Echidna, the Wombat and the playful Platypus.

4 April 2016
Clancy

Slow news

Meet Clancy the Common Long-necked Turtle. Recently, Clancy has been sporting some serious modifications to her shell and is looking a bit like a miniature 'IronMan'.

1 April 2016