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Time to help prevent habitat loss

Sumatra’s tropical forests are toppling, being replaced by oil palm plantations.

The continuing expansion of the palm oil industry there and elsewhere in South-East Asia is at the expense of the rain forest habitat, and it’s robbing wildlife of their homes.

29 July 2016
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Asian Elephant Calf Update

27 July 2016 - Update

The Asian Elephant calf at Melbourne Zoo is still in intensive care 24/7 and her condition remains critical.

27 July 2016
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Dental date for Dargo the Dingo

Healesville Sanctuary’s Dargo the Dingo had a date with the dentist last week. Dargo, who will be turning four years old next month, visited the dentist for a routine check-up.

14 July 2016
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Why We Are All Failing Orang-utans

By Dr Jenny Gray
CEO, Zoos Victoria

On Friday 8 July the IUCN declared that the Bornean Orang-utan is one step closer to extinction. Upgrading the species from endangered to Critically Endangered and joining its genetic cousin, the Sumatran Orang-utan, in this most desperate of situations.

12 July 2016
Eastern Pygmy Possum

Pygmy possum puzzle solved

Pygmy possums - as their name suggests, are very small. In fact they can weigh a tiny 16 grams. Being this small and also being Australia’s only hibernating marsupial means that seeing a pygmy possum in the wild is extremely rare.

8 July 2016
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Eastern Barred Bandicoot comes to life for special performance at Wild Nights

Award winning theatre company Born in a Taxi bring their uniquely quirky performances to Werribee Open Range Zoo these school holidays from 25 June to 9 July for the Zoo’s annual, winter Wild Nights program.

7 July 2016
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Baby Bison makes its debut

Baby Bison Lakota has made his public debut just in time for school holidays at Werribee Open Range Zoo. The male calf named Lakota is the son of Leotie and Benji and was born less than a month ago on 9 June, 2016.

6 July 2016
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RACV member offer

The brand new Koala Forest has opened at Healesville Sanctuary and RACV members are invited to a special Koala offer.

1 July 2016
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Mani Birthday wishes for Goodfellow's Tree-Kangaroo

Hip Hip Hooray it’s Mani the Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroo birthday today! Healesville Sanctuary’s Tree-Kangaroo Mani turned three yesterday and to mark this special occasion Keepers organised a delicious and beautiful cake.

29 June 2016
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Critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrots move into new home

Werribee Open Range Zoo has opened a new, purpose-built, facility to aid the recovery of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot this morning. It's also the first time in the Zoo’s history, visitors will be able to see this rare species up close, with less than 50 birds left in the wild.

28 June 2016