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Fleay the Platypus

World's oldest Platypus turns 25!

Today, Fleay – the oldest known Platypus in the world – will celebrate her 25th birthday at Healesville Sanctuary. Platypus generally live to about 20 years old, so Fleay is well and truly a record-breaker.

12 November 2018
Hazel and joey

Healesville Sanctuary welcomes new koala joey

Spring has brought with it the arrival of some new tiny paws at Healesville Sanctuary, with our newest Koala joey just starting to emerge from mum’s pouch.

12 November 2018
Muluku and his keeper

Farewell to Mukulu

Melbourne Zoo today (Wednesday, 7 November) bid a tremendously sad farewell to iconic Mukulu, the oldest male Rothschild’s Giraffe in the Australasian Region.

Born in 1995 at Perth Zoo, Mukulu lived at Melbourne Zoo since December 1996.

7 November 2018
Lion Pumpkin

Halloween enrichment delights animals

The animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo awoke to some spooky treats this morning in the form of Halloween-themed enrichment activities. 

31 October 2018
Baw Baw Frog on fern

Breeding world-first with Baw Baw Frogs

In a world-first, Zoos Victoria has successfully bred the critically endangered Baw Baw Frog in captivity, slowing down the species’ path towards extinction.

28 October 2018
Ostrich at Werribee Zoo

Ostrich flock grows at Werribee Zoo

Visitors to Werribee Open Range Zoo can now see some fresh, feathered faces after it welcomed new flocks of African Black and Australian Grey ostriches this week.

The zoo’s two resident males, Pinky and Frank, have been joined by five male and 10 female ostriches.

26 October 2018
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Hop Fest - Healesville Sanctuary's newest event!

This Melbourne Cup Long Weekend* Healesville Sanctuary will be launching a brand new event – Hop Fest - a celebration of the Yarra Valley’s rich brewing history and all the amazing local craft brewers and small batch cider makers of today. 

26 October 2018
Zebra foal at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Stripes a welcome sight for conservation awareness

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a new Plains Zebra foal to the world.

Born to parents Melako and Zaide, the long-limbed two-week-old male has been named Mudhe, which means tall in Zulu.

15 October 2018
Jimmi and Kulinda mural

Big cat murals make their debut

Warrnambool artist Jimmi Buscombe has recently completed a pair of murals of serval cat sisters Nanki and Morili, as well as Kulinda the cheetah at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Kulinda the cheetah received her mural just in time for her 6th birthday last week.

11 October 2018
Safari

Diary of Safari Guide

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Safari Guide at Werribee Open Range Zoo? James Watters explains the ins and outs of one of the most interesting jobs around

4 October 2018