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Meerkat weighing

Vaccinations vital

Four young Meerkats have been given some vitally important vaccinations today.

Carnivore Keepers were able to collect the active youngsters so the Zoo’s Head Veterinarian Dr. Michael Lynch could vaccinate them against two potentially fatal diseases.

23 January 2018
Chick in the bucket

Penguin Awareness Day 2018

International Penguin Awareness Day tomorrow is designed to draw attention to these flightless and fascinating seabirds, the best swimmers and divers of all the world’s bird species.

19 January 2018
Dr Steve Coles with Hutan

Tiger tooth treatment

Sumatran Tiger Hutan had a date with the dentist this morning, when veterinary dental specialist Dr. Stephen Coles came in to check on a root canal filling he did 18 months ago in one of the tiger’s lower canine teeth.

18 January 2018

Heat affects wildlife: our top tips for wildlife during a heatwave

Victoria’s wildlife will struggle to cope with scorching temperatures predicted across the state until Monday. 

“Animals without access to shade and water really suffer on hot days," Ross Williamson, Healesville Sanctuary Director said.

17 January 2018
Mali and her birthday cake

Mali celebrates her 8th birthday

Zoo Keepers and Volunteers outdid themselves today creating a beautiful and bountiful banquet of fruit and vegetables to celebrate Mali’s birthday.

16 January 2018
Meerkats eating breakfast

Busy breakfast time

It’s all go first thing at the Zoo, with keepers greeting the animals and getting started cleaning their exhibits and preparing their breakfasts.

4 January 2018
Miss Wing

Miss Wing turns three

Miss Wing is still the one and only hand-raised Little Penguin at the Zoo, and now she has graduated into being a fully-fledged member of the group.

29 December 2017
Sampit and Isidor with birthday cake

Happy birthday, Sampit

Siamang Sampit celebrated her 20th birthday this morning by sharing a variety of birthday breakfast treats with her mate Isidor. 

29 December 2017
Swirl Wild Dog

Vale Swirl

Werribee Open Range Zoo is bidding a sad farewell to African Wild Dog Swirl this week.

Veterinary staff made the difficult decision to euthanize the 12-year-old after her health continued to decline and impacted her quality of life.

22 December 2017
Lemurs with christmas boxes

Christmas is coming

Christmas has come early for some of the animals at Melbourne Zoo.  

Ring-tailed Lemurs, Asian Elephants, and Western Lowland Gorillas were treated to some Christmas-themed enrichment this morning. 

22 December 2017