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Snow Leopard Leon in Vet Clinic

Snow Leopard Vet Visit

Snow Leopard Leon visited the Zoo’s veterinary surgery this morning for treatment of a broken canine tooth.   

Veterinary dental specialist Dr. Steve Coles found that the nerve of Leon’s broken tooth was still alive, so he didn’t need to perform a root canal filling.

16 March 2017
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Gorilla birthday - Kanzi's wish list

Kanzi celebrated her second birthday this morning, sharing her party treats with mother Kimya, father Otana, and ‘auntie’ Yuska.

Primate Keepers were well prepared for the party, with boxes for Kanzi to open and play with, goodies such as nuts and sultanas, and an icy birthday cake.

14 March 2017
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Precious Pack

Four African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo are experiencing new surroundings after being moved ‘next door’ this morning to make way for the builders!

3 March 2017
Saving Our Seals

Saving Our Seals

Tune into Channel Nine at 7:30pm tonight (Friday 3 March) to learn about the plight of seals and watch the AGL Marine Response Unit in action in the Nine News Special, Saving Our Seals.

3 March 2017
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Tegan and Sara cancel Australian tour including Zoo Twilights

We are saddened to announce that due to health concerns, Tegan and Sara have had to cancel their Australian tour, including their Zoo Twilights show at Melbourne Zoo on Wednesday 8th March.

2 March 2017
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When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die

Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks have joined forces to urge Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at their next outdoor events.

22 February 2017
Jenny Gray speaking to 730 Report

For Transparency, Fairness, and Health, it's Time to Label

As politicians across the country begin a new parliamentary year, Zoos Victoria has called on the nation’s health ministers to clearly label vegetable oils such as palm oil.

20 February 2017
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Lions moving to Melbourne

Three young African Lions will soon be making the short trip from Werribee to Melbourne.

16 February 2017
Male and female LHISI bonding

Valentine Victory

It was a dramatic real-life rescue exciting enough for an adventure film!

Scientists jumped ashore onto the wave-washed rocky shoreline of Ball’s Pyramid and scaled its steep slopes in search of survivors from a species rediscovered in 2001 after long being thought to be extinct.

14 February 2017
Dr Helen McCracken with pelican

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is an ideal time to highlight the contribution of the women scientists in the Zoo’s Veterinary Department in providing high level wildlife veterinary care.

11 February 2017