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Healesville Sanctuary boosts numbers on Threatened Species Day

To coincide with Threatened Species Day, Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating births of 18 Tasmanian Devil joeys, 24 Helmeted Honeyeaters, 23 Orange-bellied Parrots, 1129 Spotted Tree Frogs, 20 Southern Corroboree Frogs, 120 Northern Corroboree Frogs and 16 Mountain Pygmy-possums.

10 September 2012
Sumatran Orang-utan young

Frontline Primate Protection

Distinguished primatologist Dr. Ian Singleton visited Melbourne Zoo today to highlight the plight of the endangered Sumatran Orang-utan.

4 September 2012
Dentist working on African Wild Dog

Wild dentistry

African Wild Dogs are amongst the most effective hunters on their native continent, moving together in packs to wear down their prey. They are equipped with very powerful sets of teeth, but as is the case with all animals their teeth are subject to wear and tear.

29 August 2012
Baby camel

Camel calf makes a dramatic entry

Camel calf born on display

A camel was born on display at Werribee Open Range Zoo on Saturday 25 August, delighting visitors on the Safari Bus Tours.

28 August 2012
Feathertail Gliders

Colour my world, tiny Glider

Healesville Sanctuary is using cutting edge technology to tag some of its smallest collection animals. Vets have inject fluorescent ink into Basil and Rosemary, two of its Feathertail Gliders during a unique veterinary procedure.

22 August 2012
Sir David Attenborough at the Zoo

Sir David Attenborough at the Zoo

Today at Melbourne Zoo Sir David Attenborough met a species for the first time!

17 August 2012
Enriching animals' lives

New space dedicated to enriching animals' lives

Enriching animals' lives

Culinary delights such as ‘wriggling mealworms in bamboo tubes' and ‘popcorn-stuffed pinecones' are just some of the special animal snacks being made in the zoo's purpose-built enrichment area.

15 August 2012
Marvellous Malis

Marvellous Malis

Australia's first zoo is delighted to be sharing the fun and excitement of its 150th anniversary with everyone in Melbourne, with the Mali in the City public art event.

The magnificent works of artists who have created 50 Mali sculptures is now on display throughout Melbourne.

10 August 2012
Parents' room

Our new Parents' Room

Melbourne Zoo has recently opened the door to a purpose-built Parents' Room.

7 August 2012
Pedicure time for Jelani

Pedicure time for Giraffe Jelani

Pedicure time

A pedicure, or hoof trim as it's known in the business, is no easy feat on a large male giraffe.

25 July 2012