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World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day was like Christmas for the six orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo, enjoying boxes of special treats.

Children who visited were also treated to temporary tattoos and a chance to have orang-utan-themed face painting.

19 August 2016
Close-up and personal

Close-up and personal

Melbourne Zoo’s range of Close-up Encounters gives visitors a chance to book a time to meet and greet some awesome animals and their Keepers.

17 August 2016
Zoos Victoria Awarded San Diego Zoo Conservation Medal

Zoos Victoria Awarded San Diego Zoo Conservation Medal

Zoos Victoria has been honoured for its fight against wildlife extinction by being awarded the prestigious San Diego Zoo Conservation Medal at a ceremony in the United States yesterday.

10 August 2016
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World Lion Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Celebrated each year on 10 August, World Lion Day provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on these amazing animals and raise awareness about the threats to their survival.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is home to two prides of Lions, including ten-month-old cubs Kubwa, Kito and Kashka.

10 August 2016
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Healesville Sanctuary reopens

Update

Healesville Sanctuary has reopened for the day with plenty of time still to enjoy our wonderful native wildlife.

9 August 2016
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A Merri time at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival has been named. Koala joey has been named Merri thanks to Herald Sun reader, Angelina. 

8 August 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoots find a home VIDEO

‘Retirement’ home for Eastern Barred Bandicoots

Three female Eastern Barred Bandicoots have enjoted their first week in a new ‘retirement home’ on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

Released on 27 July, the three post-reproductive bandicoots were released to the Brian Henderson Reserve operated by Woodleigh School.

4 August 2016
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Vale Willow

Asian Elephant calf Willow, born on June 15, has passed away, and everyone at Melbourne Zoo is grieving this sad loss.

2 August 2016
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World Ranger Day

On World Ranger Day, it’s important to recognise the work of rangers, who put their lives on the line every day to protect local wildlife, wildlife resources and secure wildlife habitat.

30 July 2016
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Time to help prevent habitat loss

Sumatra’s tropical forests are toppling, being replaced by oil palm plantations.

The continuing expansion of the palm oil industry there and elsewhere in South-East Asia is at the expense of the rain forest habitat, and it’s robbing wildlife of their homes.

29 July 2016