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Kimya Turns Ten

Kimya Turns Ten

Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya celebrated her 10th birthday this morning, sharing her party treats with her mate Otana and the other three adult female gorillas in the group.

7 January 2015
Shabba ROA

Shabba drums up new fans

Meet Shabba Eshun, one of the performers returning to summer music series, Rhythm of Africa this year. Born in Ghana and now based in Melbourne, Shabba is highly regarded for his skills as a drummer and a dancer.

7 January 2015
Win a trip to Africa!

Win a family trip to Africa and other great zoo prizes!

Come face-to-face with the powerful lions at Melbourne Zoo's new Lion Gorge.

2 January 2015
Young seal in distress at South Channel Fort

Looking out for injured marine wildlife

As the heat kicks in our AGL Marine Response Unit has been busy attending this new year period helping distressed seals in the Bay.

2 January 2015
Rhino Baby

Zoo Mourns Loss of Baby Rhino

Werribee Open Range Zoo is saddened to announce the tragic loss of its three-day old female Southern White Rhino calf.

31 December 2014
Baby Rhino Born

Baby rhino born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a female baby Southern White Rhino born at 4.20am AEST on Saturday 27 December.

The calf was born to mother Si Si and is a baby sister for 18 month-old Kipenzi.

28 December 2014
Lion health check

Zuri's date with the dentist

During the big move of the three lion brothers last week, Zoo Vets saw that Zuri needed a date with the dentist.

24 December 2014
Sensitive Santa

Sensitive Santa grants early Christmas wishes at Healesville Sanctuary

Two years ago, Senior Platypus Keeper Mason Hill, was ecstatic to get a happy snap of Santa with his twin girls, Samara and Aleshia, aged 4 and a half.  

19 December 2014
Lion -Lion Gorge Opening

Cats, dogs and crocs… Oh my!

Visitors to Melbourne Zoo this summer will experience an amazing new development: Lion Gorge, built on the footprint of the historic 1960s Lion Park and with incredible viewing of several predator species including African Lions, African Wild Dogs and the world’s most endangered crocodilian, the

18 December 2014
Man Jai birthday weigh in

Man Jai Turns One

The youngest Asian Elephant calf born into the regional conservation breeding program has celebrated his first birthday with help from his mother Dokkoon and big sister Mali.

Man Jai stepped up onto the scale for his birthday weigh-in: 388kg.

8 December 2014