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Helmeted Honeyeater

Helmeted Honeyeaters take flight

In a boost for Victoria’s state faunal emblem, seven captive-bred Helmeted Honeyeaters have been released at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve today.

11 September 2016
Ongard turns six

Ongard turns six

The first-ever male Asian Elephant to be born at Melbourne Zoo turns six today.

Ongard’s birth on September 10, 2010, was less than a year after the January birth of Mali, not only Melbourne Zoo’s first calf but also Australia’s first-ever female calf.  

10 September 2016
Vale Zuri

Vale Zuri

Elderly lion Zuri has been euthanased after it became evident that his neurological condition had progressed rapidly over the past week, affecting his ability to move.

9 September 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog

Threatened Species Day 2016

Some of Australia's most endangered species have had a big boost thanks to results announced to commemorate National Threatened Species Day at Zoos Victoria.

6 September 2016
Ashley with Helmeted Honeyeater

Keeper Ashley gets to know the locals at the Sanctuary

San Diego Zoo Keeper Ashley Roberts has had five years’ experience working and caring for a range of wildlife but her first day on the job at Healesville Sanctuary was her first time working with the critically endangered local species, the Helmeted Honeyeater.

6 September 2016
Lord Howe Female - Mark Bushell

International Insurance for Phasmids

Bristol Zoo in England has succeeded in beginning a breeding program for the critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insects, or Phasmids.

In November Melbourne Zoo sent 300 eggs hatched here to Bristol Zoo, and of those 300 eggs, 212 hatched out.

5 September 2016
10 local schools put their hands up to fight extinction

Students showcase their vision for a sustainable future

On Thursday 1 September, 100 primary school students from Wyndham gathered at Werribee Open Range Zoo for Love Your Locals Day.

1 September 2016
Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

See what it’s like to meet these Melbourne Zoo VIPs on the Postcards program coming up this Friday, featuring Channel 9 News presenters Peter Hitchener and Livinia Nixon experiencing some of the Close-up Encounter opportunities at Melbourne Zoo.

24 August 2016
Siamang Gibbons new island home video

Shifting Swinging Singing Siamangs

Siamangs Sampit and her mate Isidor have moved house!

Their new domain is the island in the lake bordered by the Japanese Garden and Lakeside Cafe Terrace.

24 August 2016
Pregnancy for Petre

Vale Petre

Melbourne Zoo is sad to announce the death of Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre.

At age 32, Petre was considered to be an old individual.

Wild Seas Manager Marcia Salverson says that ‘Anything past 20 is regarded as old for this species.

23 August 2016