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Baby Gorilla Debut

Name our baby gorilla!

Melbourne Zoo has welcomed an adorable new addition to our gorilla family and we are giving you the chance to name her thanks to our media partners, the Herald Sun and Channel Nine.

27 March 2015
2014-19 Wildlife Conservation Master Plan

Fighting back against wildlife extinction

Australia is in the midst of a wildlife extinction epidemic.
But there is hope thanks to Zoos Victoria's Wildlife Conservation Master Plan launched at Melbourne Zoo today.

24 March 2015
Zoos Victoria logo

Zoos Victoria Statement - Taiji

Zoos Victoria advocates for wildlife within Australia and overseas, and in particular Zoos Victoria speaks on behalf of wildlife on the brink of extinction. 

24 March 2015
Eagle

Keeping an eye on Jess

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal, Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle, had a visit from an eye specialist on Friday.

19 March 2015
Platypus X-Ray

Vale Velvet

Last week a very young Platypus was delivered to the Australia Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary by long-time wildlife carer Hazel Cook.

19 March 2015
baby gorilla is 4 days old- video

Baby Gorilla Debut

New mother Kimya brought her baby out into the Gorilla Rainforest to meet media this morning.

Although the Western Lowland Gorilla was only born on Saturday evening, Melbourne Zoo Keepers are so pleased with its progress that they decided today would be a good time for its media debut.

18 March 2015
Tonyi and Tombo Birthday

Birthdays and Brotherly Love

Werribee Open Range Zoo celebrated the birthday of Lions Tonyi and Tombo today with a special treat prepared by Keepers and the Zoo’s team of volunteers.

They turned 19 on Tuesday 17 March.

17 March 2015
Baby Gorilla born at Melbourne Zoo video

New baby gorilla born at Melbourne Zoo!

We are delighted to announce that we have a new member of the Zoos Victoria family!

Our Western Lowland Gorilla, Kimya, delivered her first baby at about 6:05 pm yesterday in the Gorilla House night dens.

15 March 2015
Double Celebration

Double Celebration

Melbourne Zoo’s elephants had a pool party this morning to celebrate two important events!

Today is the 12th anniversary of the opening of their award-winning exhibit, Trail of the Elephants.

13 March 2015
Southern Corroboree Frog

Another step forward in saving the Southern Corroboree Frog from extinction

Just one day after World Wildlife Day, 78 tiny adult Southern Corroboree Frogs were exposed to the chilling winds of Mt Kosciuszko for the very first time, as they were released into custom designed, disease-free wild enclosures.

13 March 2015