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a beautiful bond

A beautiful bond

It’s an unusual but beautiful bond. Chicken the Wedge-tailed Eagle came to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary in October after trying to enter a local lady’s house through her back door.

9 April 2013
LBP Jay Town v1

Battle for survival for this little possum

Did you know this little guy was thought to be extinct for 50 years, before being rediscovered in 1961? But the super-cute Leadbeater’s Possum is still in real trouble, when more than half the population was wiped out in the Black Saturday bushfires.

5 April 2013

Your chance to win courtesy of ANZ Zoo Month

You have the chance to win some great prizes as part of Zoos Victoria’s inaugural ANZ Zoo Month.

4 April 2013
Keeper Kelly with Coatis

New at the Zoo

Curious about Coatis?

The new Coati Close-up experience will provide plenty of opportunity to find out all about this amazing species from Carnivore Keepers like Kelly Rainbow.

For example, how is it that they can walk down treetrunks head first?

4 April 2013
RMIT windows themed fighting extinction

Saving wildlife, one window at a time

RMIT Visual Merchandising students have brought to life the meaning of fighting extinction in the spectacular window display at RMIT's city campus on Cardigan Street.

3 April 2013
Carbon Neutral Video

Your zoos are now carbon neutral

Zoos Victoria is proud to be the first zoos in the world to be certified carbon neutral.

3 April 2013
Gorillas get into the Easter Sunday spirit

Gorillas get into the Easter Sunday spirit

A special Easter treat saw three gorillas swinging from the tree tops at Werribee Open Range Zoo today.

1 April 2013
The Governor’s Conservation Charity Golf Pro Am

Charity golf day helps fight extinction

Yan Yean's Growling Frog Golf Course in Melbourne’s north welcomed the special event, The Governor’s Conservation Charity Golf Pro Am on Tuesday 5th March 2013 as part of a Whittlesea Council charity day.

26 March 2013
Petra the pygmy hippo in her new home

Melbourne Zoo welcomes female pygmy hippo

Melbourne Zoo keepers are hoping that it won’t be too long before they hear the pitter-patter of petite Pygmy Hippopotamus hooves!

25 March 2013
Don Hany and a Wedge-tailed Eagle

Hollywood comes to Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary will be the setting for a major new Australian feature film this Thursday and Friday (21 and 22 March 2013).

And 700 lucky Zoos Victoria members and guests will be part of the unique event, participating as extras in the film, HEALING.

20 March 2013