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Orange bellied Parrot release

Mainland Orange-bellied Parrots release

In an incredible step for the conservation of the Orange-bellied Parrot the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning together with partners Birdlife Australia, Melbourne Water, Moonlit Sanctuary, Parks Victoria, the Tasmanian Government and Zoos Victoria came together last week to deli

2 May 2017
Yakini vet check video

Gorilla Yakini's Vet Check Up

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s vet hospital was particularly busy yesterday with one of the Zoo’s favourite residents undergoing his biennial health check. Western Lowland Gorilla, Yakini received a clean bill of health after undergoing a thorough examination.

2 May 2017

World Veterinary Day Saturday 29 April 2017

Today is World Veterinary Day and we would like you to join us in saying a huge thank you to our vets and vet nurses who work at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

28 April 2017
Keeper Jess and Arturo the Tapir

World Tapir Day

Happy World Tapir Day, Arturo!

27 April 2017
Southern Corroboree Frog on ferns

School students to get up close to Southern Corroboree Frog

School students now have a unique way to get up close with the Southern Corroboree Frog as part of education programs offered at Melbourne Zoo.

26 April 2017
Penguin chicks in nesting box

Protecting Precious Penguins

Penguins at Melbourne Zoo are expanding their role as ambassadors for their wild cousins. Now they are ‘Poster Penguins’ for the new community conservation campaign: ‘When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die’.

21 April 2017
Sarah and baboon Qetesh

Baboon health checks

Melbourne Zoo’s Vets and Primate Keepers have had a very busy day examining 11 Hamadryas Baboons.

And Primate Keepers suspected that six-year-old Qetesh might be pregnant.

13 April 2017
Easter treats youtube video

Easter treats at Werribee Open Range Zoo

The lions, meerkats and Vervet Monkeys enjoyed an early treat to celebrate Easter at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The animals enjoyed their own special Easter-themed enrichment, hunting for brightly coloured piñata and tucking into their very own (hard boiled) Easter Eggs.

13 April 2017
Meerkat Mum and Pup

Meerkat pups at Werribee Open Range Zoo

There are some new faces in the Meerkat mob at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with two Meerkat pups born to experienced mum, Akili on Saturday 11 March.

10 April 2017
Hippo Lotus turns nine

Hip Hippo Hooray - it's Lotus's birthday!

On Friday 31 March at Werribee Open Range Zoo, there was a hippopotamus on the beach eating cake – birthday cake!

6 April 2017