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Eclectus Parrot

Apparrotly he's a pretty boy!

Two brand new parrots are giving Healesville Sanctuary visitors something to chirp about.
Ollie is a male Eclectus Parrot and his female companion, Bonnie, make a striking new pair in the Lyrebird Aviary.

19 October 2017
Lions looking at cake

Trio turns two

The three young male African Lions that arrived at the Zoo in May turned two today.

Carnivore Keeper Steve created a multi-layered ice birthday cake featuring favourite flavours, such as chicken, fish, milk, and blood, with two beef ribs as ‘candles’.

20 October 2017
Zoo Twilights 2018 lineup

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo announces 2018 lineup

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo have announced their full lineup for their annual summer concert series.

17 October 2017

National Vet Nurse Day

Today (Friday 13 October) is National Vet Nurse Day and we would like you to join us in saying a huge thank you to our dedicated vet nurses who work at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

13 October 2017
Santan with Happy Birthday banner

Sumatran Orang-utan Santan turns 40

Sumatran Orang-utan Santan turned 40 today, and Keepers helped him celebrate with gifts and treats.

12 October 2017
climbing cubs

Lion cubs set to debut

The four adorable new additions to Werribee Open Range Zoo’s lion pride are set to make their public debut this weekend under the watchful eye of mum, Nilo.

11 October 2017
Bong Su

Farewell Bong Su

Melbourne Zoo is sad to share the news of the loss of Asian Elephant bull Bong Su today.
Bong Su had been under treatment for arthritis since 2005, when he was first diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. 

9 October 2017
Wilbur with cake

Tortoise treats for Zoo's 155th birthday

Australia’s first zoo celebrated its 155th birthday today, with treats for the Zoo’s two oldest residents, Aldabra Giant Tortoises Wilbur and Little John.

6 October 2017
Mark and Tarwn

International Keeper Day

International Zoo Keepers Day is held on World Animal Day, and it’s an annual opportunity to highlight the conservation contribution of the dedicated teams caring for the amazing array of animals at Melbourne Zoo and other great zoos of the world.

4 October 2017
Leadbeater's Possum in a blanket

Victoria’s cutest creature needs a healthy home

By Alexander Weiss Aparicio, Deidre Gregorczyk, Sam Heselev, Dawei Wang

3 October 2017