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New home for Plains-wanderers

The critically endangered Plains-wanderer has found a new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

17 November 2017
Lion cub Asali

Lion cubs named

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s roarsome foursome have been named!

On Wednesday 15 November, Keepers announced the winning names for the four cubs – Asali, Ato, Ilola and Lwazi.

15 November 2017
LHISI baby

Another step back from the brink for the stick insect

Six tiny nymphs just hatched at Melbourne Zoo represent a more secure future for an amazing insect species that was thought to be extinct for almost 80 years.

2 November 2017
Billy the Seal

Seal rescue at Williamstown Beach

In mid-October an injured seal was found at Williamstown Beach with an infected flipper and cut under his chin and taken to Melbourne Zoo.

30 October 2017
Nilo's Lion Cubs

Babies in bloom at the zoo

All three zoos have heard the pitter patter of tiny feet recently, with bouncing baby lion cubs, baboons and more all recently arriving at Zoos Victoria.

30 October 2017
Orang-utan Alex 1

We need your help to make sure palm oil is clearly labelled on all products

On Friday 24 November, ministers from around the country and New Zealand will once again meet to discuss the introduction of clear labelling of fats and oils on supermarket products, including palm oil.

30 October 2017
Dream Night

One magical night for kids with disability

On Saturday Night Melbourne Zoo opened its doors to Victorian families to experience Dream Night.

In its inaugural year, Dream Night welcomed more than 500 families of children with disability for one magical night of fun at Melbourne Zoo!

30 October 2017
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World Lemur Day

Primate Keepers will be celebrating World Lemur Day on Sunday at the Zoo’s new Lemur Island exhibit, with extra treats for the Lemurs and extra talks for visitors at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30.

Lemurs are prosimians, the planet’s first primates, evolved before monkeys and apes.

27 October 2017
Makulu turns 22

Makulu turns 22

Today is the 22nd birthday of the majestic male giraffe at Melbourne Zoo, the oldest male in the region.

27 October 2017

Bringing Healesville Sanctuary to the sick kids at Monash Children's Hospital

As part of National Children’s Week, Healesville Sanctuary has once again teamed up with the Monash Children's Hospital to bring smiles and laughter to the hospital’s patients.

26 October 2017