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Happy 5th Birthday to Maliki the Dingo

Healesville Sanctuary’s energetic Dingo Maliki turns five tomorrow (Wednesday 8 May), and is being spoilt with a birthday present filled with tasty food treats from her keepers.

27 May 2019
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Baby boom a bonus in the fight against extinction

Werribee Open Range Zoo is in the midst of a significant baby boom.

The zoo’s population of Przewalski’s Horse, once considered to be extinct in the wild, has grown dramatically after the births of three foals in the past 10 months.

20 May 2019

Pulling out the popcorn for Binturongs

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating World Binturong Day this week, aimed at generating awareness about a vulnerable species that smells fascinatingly just like popcorn!

15 May 2019

Melbourne Storm star player pledges support for Sumatran Tigers

Melbourne Storm rugby league premiership player Josh Addo-Carr will take time out from preparations for this week’s clash against the West Tigers to visit Melbourne Zoo and “adopt” a critically endangered Sumatran Tiger.

14 May 2019
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Kitty glitter shines light on lion health

Something surprising and sparkly is happening in the food preparation area of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s lion enclosure.

Big cat keepers are sprinkling various colours of glitter on the meat being prepared for the carnivores in an innovative way of shining a light on their health.

6 May 2019

A banquet fit for a trio of kings

Melbourne Zoo’s trio of African Wild Dog brothers have celebrated their birthday in style, being treated to a feast of enrichment for their seventh birthdays this week.

3 May 2019

Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary celebrate World Vet Day

Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary are celebrating World Vet Day today (27 April) and for the first time ever, have released a selection of fascinating X-rays featuring some of Australia’s most iconic native animals.

28 April 2019

A full bill of health for Melbourne Zoo's star breeder Floppy

As Melbourne Zoo’s sole male Brown-nosed Coati, Floppy knows what it’s like to be outnumbered by the females of his species.

However, it’s this solo male status that’s seen him become the most successful Coati breeder in the Australasian region.

26 April 2019
Easter enrichment at Werribee Zoo

Big cats and meerkats enjoy Easter at Werribee Zoo

Hop to it! Easter is in full swing at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Volunteers have been hard at work crafting a selection of animal-friendly enrichment activities as part of a weekend-long Easter celebration, with festivities kicking off today.

20 April 2019

Easter celebrations generate 'egg-citement' at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s animals are ‘egg-cited’ for Easter, with animals of all shapes and sizes joining in a variety of Easter festivities this week.

18 April 2019