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Otana 13th Birthday

Otana Turns Teenager

Male gorilla Otana celebrated a milestone today: his first birthday in Australia.

His 13th birthday ‘cake’ was suitably summery, an icy tower of treats, from green peas to watermelon and berries.  

28 January 2014
Zoos Victoria

Statement on East West Link

Zoos Victoria has been working closely with the Linking Melbourne Authority for the past nine months to ensure the needs of the zoo and specifically our animals are a key part of the planning process for the East West Link project.

26 January 2014
Lady Potter Meets Pansy

Lady Potter Names Baby Hippo

Lady Potter AC, Trustee of the Ian Potter Foundation has named Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new baby hippo.

Lady Potter announced the name on a special visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo yesterday where she spent some time with the cheeky, two month-old calf and mum Brindabella.

23 January 2014
Mali Turns Four

Mali Turns Four

The Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf, Mali, celebrated her fourth birthday today with a cake and a play in the pool.

16 January 2014
Cool Zoo

Cool Zoo

Melbourne Zoo Keepers are busier than ever on hot days, constantly checking on all the animals to make sure they are comfortable.

Keepers have come up with some very ingenious ways of keeping animals cool in the heat, including chilled or frozen fruit and iceblocks full of treats.

14 January 2014
Thembi

Standing tall with Thembi

This month’s animal profile reaches some great heights, as we sit down with Werribee Open Range Zoo Keeper, Luke Hausler, to chat about Thembi, the often cheeky and sociable 5-year old male giraffe.

9 January 2014
Entangled under water

A lucky escape for young seal

A quick thinking tourism operator has averted disaster for a little male seal who had become entangled in a piece of plastic commonly used to secure boxes.

3 January 2014
Baby Hippo on Display

Baby Hippo on Display

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s baby hippo is now on public display.

Like all new born babies, the calf will need time to rest and viewings will be subject to change and cancellation.

30 December 2013
Lemur Island

Lemur Island

The new Lemur Island exhibit was officially opened today by Minister for the Environment Ryan Smith.

Nine Ring-tailed Lemurs are busily exploring their spacious new home.

Visitors to the innovative exhibit will be sharing that space with the active and agile Lemurs.

19 December 2013
St Margarets Media Pouches

Kids create a pattern of care

Springtime is a very busy time when Healesville Sanctuary receives many orphaned wildlife babies. Our vet team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre work very closely with keepers and carers to look after these little ones.

19 December 2013