add badge calendarcard check email facebook fighting-extinction gift instagram linkedin lock logo-healesville-inverse logo-melbourne-inverse logo-werribee-inverse logo-zv-icons logo-zv-inverse logo-zv mime-pdf phone pinterest remove tick timestwitter vic-gov youtube

News

Filter

Pages

Red Panda cubs

Red Panda cubs

Red Panda twins born at Melbourne Zoo have made a brief public debut this morning, when they had a vet check and vaccination.  

2 March 2016
Mountain Gorilla - Image Courtesy of the Gorilla Doctors

Victorians answer the call of gorillas under threat

Twelve thousand kilometres away in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, critically endangered Mountain Gorillas are receiving life-saving care as a result of a unique program based right here in Victoria.

25 February 2016
Smile

Toothy problems for Tassie Devil

Tasmanian Devils aren’t known for their table manners or fresh breath but, just like us, they need to keep their teeth healthy and every now and then they need a quick visit to the dentist.

22 February 2016
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
Meerkat pups learning to be Meerkats web620

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
Phasmids going global 1

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