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Guardian Dogs New Recruits

School's in for Guardian Dog Squad!

As students across Victoria settle into their first weeks of the school term, three furry new recruits are learning the ropes at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

18 February 2016
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Meerkat pups born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

There are some new faces in the Meerkat mob at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with two Meerkat pups born to experienced mum, Akili on Thursday 14 January.

17 February 2016
Rob the Frog and Debbie

A froggy love story

Rob the Southern Corroboree Frog had an incredible Valentine’s Day on the streets of Melbourne searching for love.

Victorians truly embraced Rob the Frog and he was spotted at the top of the Eureka Tower, the Channel Nine Newsroom, on Puffing Billy and even on the beaches of Fiji.

16 February 2016
Rob in the City

A frogs quest for love

Meet Rob.

Rob is a Southern Corroboree Frog who is on the quest to find love.

Trouble is he hasn’t had much luck finding his perfect match and with approximately 30 Southern Corroboree Frogs remaining in the wild, things are not looking good for Rob and his friends.

13 February 2016
Orang-utans interact video

World-first study gives orang-utans the choice

Orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo are taking part in a world-first research project aimed at giving the great apes greater choice and control over how and when they interact with visitors.

9 February 2016
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Phasmids going global

Eggs laid at Melbourne Zoo are now hatching in California!

And not just any eggs: these are the eggs of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect! The species believed to be extinct for 80 years is getting a new lease on life.

8 February 2016
Blaze the Tasmanian Devil

A devil with the ladies

February marks the beginning of Tasmanian Devil breeding season, which has kept our devil keepers busy as they go about the diificult task of pairing males and females together. Each devil pairing is comprehensively planned to ensure the best genetic diversity for future genera

5 February 2016
Bong Su anniversary arrival

Bong Su anniversary arrival

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 39th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo with a picnic and mud bath today.

Currently the largest animal in Australia at 4,730kg, when he arrived from a refuge in Malaysia he was just a small calf, about three years old.

1 February 2016
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Flying Phasmids

There will be an extra 300 VIPs on the Qantas flight to L.A. tomorrow.

28 January 2016
baby turtles

What the shell?

After waiting with bated breath, the team at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre have welcomed the much anticipated arrival of eleven adorable baby turtles.

27 January 2016