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Christmas Day at the zoos

All of Victoria’s three great zoos will be open on Christmas Day.

19 December 2016
Lion cubs announcement WORZ YouTube video

Lion birth at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo have welcomed the arrival of four new additions to the Lion pride.

This is Lioness Nairibi’s first litter of cubs and father Johari’s second litter following the birth of triplets Kubwa, Kashka and Kito to Lioness Nilo last year.

19 December 2016
Warrnambool West students meet Lenny the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Warrnambool students make special Christmas delivery

On Friday 16 December students from Warrnambool West Primary School made a special Christmas delivery at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

16 December 2016
Ross Williamson

Healesville Sanctuary announces new director

Healesville Sanctuary’s new director has been appointed and comes from within the Zoos Victoria family.

Ross Williamson will take up the role of Healesville Sanctuary Director on 9 January 2017 and has a strong focus on conservation.

15 December 2016
Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly House birthday

Beautiful but Brief

Butterflies live beautiful but brief lives: days, weeks, or at most a few months.

13 December 2016
Chaka

Vale Chaka

Elderly lion Chaka was euthanased this morning because his age-related neurological condition had progressed rapidly over the past week, affecting his ability to move.

9 December 2016
Man Jai third birthday 1

Birthday Boy Man Jai

Overcast weather didn’t deter birthday boy Man Jai from enjoying his pool party this morning.

Keepers laid out chunks of watermelon, apples, and other fruits to form a big ‘3’ on one of the sandhills in the exhibit to mark Man Jai’s big day.

8 December 2016
dewi birthday video

Birthday Bounty

Birthday girl Dewi celebrated her sixth birthday this morning with tropical treats shared with all the orang-utan family.

Dragon fruit, rambutans, mangosteens, star fruit, red papaya, and durian were the party goodies provided by longtime Zoo partner, the Melbourne Market.

6 December 2016
Kulinda Cheetah

Zoos Victoria’s speedy grant to help save the Cheetah on International Cheetah Day

Zoos Victoria are pleased to announce a funding grant for the Cheetah Conservation Outreach program, in conjunction with celebrating Int

2 December 2016
Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

The Environment Group students at Firbank Grammar in Sandringham have visited the Zoo to see how some of the animals are enjoying the results of their efforts.

They are growing goodies that are enjoyed by the Giant Tortoises, Tapirs, Asian Elephants, and a variety of Primate species.

29 November 2016