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EBB Health Check

New arrivals are earning their stripes

There are some extra special new arrivals settling in to Werribee Open Range Zoo who, after completing a 30 day quarantine period, will play a vital part in Zoos Victoria’s quest to bring the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB) back from the brink of extinction.

17 April 2018
Swan release

Speedy recovery for Black Swan

After an incredible recovery, a Black Swan was released late last week at Berwick Springs after spending a number of weeks in care at Healesville Sanctuary. The injured swan was brought in for treatment by a local wildlife carer with fishing line hanging out of its mouth.

17 April 2018
Orange-bellied Parrot in flight

Parrots return to Werribee Open Range Zoo

Twelve Orange-bellied Parrots have arrived safely at Werribee Open Range Zoo after they were given a helping hand to migrate from Tasmania.

The birds were given a thorough examination at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with vets giving the birds a clean bill of health.

11 April 2018
Hack the Zoo Reimagining Frogs

Melbourne Zoo launches Melbourne Knowledge Week Program ‘Hack the Zoo: Reimagining frogs’

Today Melbourne Zoo in collaboration with City of Melbourne unveiled Hack the Zoo: Reimagining frogs one of many events part of the exciting 2018 Melbourne Knowledge Week program.

5 April 2018
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Easter Fun at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Easter arrived early for the animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo today, with the hippos, lions and meerkats all set to receive special Easter treats.

29 March 2018
Chris Banks

Chris Banks – how life at the zoo has evolved

Over the past 28 years, there is one man who has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes establishing much of Zoos Victoria’s extensive work with overseas organisations.

28 March 2018
Louise the EBB

Bouncing back from the brink

It’s thanks to the shelter of some car wrecks at the Hamilton tip and the hard work of so many dedicated conservationists that the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots haven’t vanished forever.

28 March 2018
A Maze N Cats

A maze n’ Opening

Werribee Open Range Zoo opened its new A Maze n’ Cat Maze today as part of Zoos Victoria’s campaign aimed at protecting wildlife and keeping cats happy and healthy.

28 March 2018
Tarwin the seal with wave machine

Conservation Coalition

Victoria’s coastline is almost 2000km long, and that poses a huge challenge when it comes to protecting native marine wildlife.

22 March 2018
Philippines Crocodile Hatching

Way outside the walls: Zoos Victoria supporting wildlife conservation overseas

When an elderly female saltwater crocodile died at Melbourne Zoo in the early 1990s, leaving her male companion all alone, Zoos Victoria came to a crossroads.

16 March 2018