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White-headed Pigeon

Tiny pigeon survives nest fall

In early August a tiny White-headed Pigeon chick had fallen from its nest and was found by Sanctuary visitors. The pigeon had very few feathers and was in respiratory distress so he was rushed to the Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre for immediate treatment.

29 September 2016
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It’s footy fever at your zoos!

The zoos aren't home to any Bulldogs but this Grand Final long weekend you can see African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, and, Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary!

28 September 2016
Emma Villanti, Sanjana Aswani and Marlena Lopez, University of Melbourne Veterinary students

A Very Special Vet Assignment at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Veterinary Students from The University of Melbourne are caring for some unusual patients this week, checking temperatures, bandaging up limbs and diagnosing lots of cuddles for Victoria’s teddies.

28 September 2016
Hamilton the cockatoo learns to fly again

Caring for Hamilton the Cockatoo

A few weeks ago Healesville Sanctuary’s Australia Wildlife Health Centre was called on to provide care for an injured Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo brought in from Hamilton in south-west Victoria.

28 September 2016
Lance and Make at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Respect and Sadness: The Plight of the Rhino

Respect and Sadness: The Plight of the Southern White Rhino

When Lance Weldhagen talks about rhinos, two emotions are very clear; respect and sadness.

22 September 2016
Rhino Fund Uganda Rhino with Calf

New Conservation Partnership for Southern White Rhinoceros

On Thursday 22 September Zoos Victoria marked World Rhino Day with the announcement of a critical new international conservation partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda.

22 September 2016
Baboons buffet breakfast

Baboons buffet breakfast

The 21 members of the Hamadryas Baboon troop celebrated the fifth anniversary of moving into their new home with a delicious buffet breakfast in the sun this morning.

20 September 2016
Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle with Keeper James

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle soars on 46th birthday

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal and is turning 46 today.

16 September 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Bandicoots find Sanctuary in Serendip

Three male Eastern Barred Bandicoots have begun life in retirement after being released to Serendip Sanctuary in Victoria’s south-west.

15 September 2016
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