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Scarlett the injured Wombat

Wombat wars for little Scarlett

It’s been a tough start for little Scarlett. Found in her dead mother’s pouch by a passing motorist, she has been handraised by a wildlife carer and now, at 15 months old, she was ready to be introduced to other wombats for socialisation, a normal procedure ahead of release back to the wild.

6 June 2014
Hall of Fame Winners

2014 Hall of Fame

Last night, Melbourne Zoo’s Leopard Lodge was host to the second Zoos Victoria annual Hall of Fame event, coinciding with World Environment Day. The event celebrated outstanding people and supportive organisations that have made significant contributions to our three zoos.

6 June 2014
Mongolian Wild Horse Hatan

Mongolian Community Name Foal

Members of Victoria’s close-knit Mongolian community have named Werribee Open Range Zoo’s newest addition, a rare Przewalski’s horse foal.

6 June 2014
LHISI Hatchling - Central School

VIP Newsflash!

Melbourne Zoo Invertebrate Keeper Rohan Cleave recently visited the island and helped to set up a display of the endangered insects at the school, so students could find out more about a species that was believed to be extinct for half a century.

6 June 2014
LBP at Healesville

Update on Leadbeater's Possum monitoring

Motivated by the dramatic population decline recorded in past years and with the support of the species Recovery Team, in mid- May, Dan and the team brought into Healesville Sanctuary’s care, three possums; two males and one female, to become part of the captive breeding program.

4 June 2014
Man Jai

Man Jai makes a splash in the big pool

Asian Elephant calf Man Jai has graduated from the paddling pools to the 4.5m deep pool in the first Trail of the Elephants paddock.

3 June 2014
Kipenzi Introduction

Rhino Calf Kipenzi’s First Birthday

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Southern White Rhino calf, Kipenzi marked her first birthday today on Friday 30 May.

It’s a huge milestone for Kipenzi and for the team at the Zoo who have hand-raised Kipenzi since birth.

30 May 2014
Gordo the seal 1

Vale Gordo

Zoos Victoria staff and especially the Keepers at Melbourne Zoo's Wild Sea are very sad to announce the death of Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal Gordo.

29 May 2014
Mountain Pygmy Possums Copyright Rob Leeson Herald Sun

Saving this little handful

Introducing Orbit, Fraggle, Licorice and Spring, the cutest little handful of Mountain Pygmy-possums you’ll ever meet.

27 May 2014
Yarra - Rob

Yarra sticks her neck out this World Turtle Day

Today is World Turtle Day and Yarra is one lucky turtle: she swallowed a huge fish hook discarded by a fisherman but, following emergency surgery at Healesville Sanctuary, her prognosis is looking good.

23 May 2014