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Baboon mum Macey with son Melako

Hamadryas Baboon Birth

A Hamadryas Baboon was born on 20th May, the second baboon birth at Melbourne Zoo since 2000. 

25 May 2017

A Superb Lyrebird Pair

Healesville Sanctuary is excited to announce that our new Superb Lyrebird pair, Apollo and Coranderrk, have settled into their new home in the RACV Lyrebird Aviary and are ready to meet our visitors!

25 May 2017
Lions preparing to move Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo YouTube Video

Lions preparing for move to Melbourne Zoo

Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo are preparing three adolescent male lions for their upcoming move to Melbourne Zoo.

24 May 2017

Calling all Party Animals!

This Tuesday (30 May) Healesville Sanctuary is turning 83 and we want you to help us celebrate!

24 May 2017

World Turtle Day

Today (Tuesday 23 May) is World Turtle Day and we’d like to share the story of two patients at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary at the moment.

Cisco the Murray River Turtle arrived with horrific injuries from a fish hook.

22 May 2017
Maimunah and Dewi

Maimunah celebrates 31st birthday

Maimunah celebrated her birthday a day early, because today was International Biodiversity Day.

22 May 2017
Mzuri with flowers in Main drive

Memories of Mzuri

Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner has announced the very sad news that Melbourne's beloved gorilla Mzuri has died in the French zoo where he was living in a bachelor group.

17 May 2017
Zebra foal Ziwa close up

Zebra foal Ziwa dazzling at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Keepers are celebrating the birth of a healthy Zebra foal at Werribee Open Range Zoo just in time for Mother’s Day.

The female foal was born early in the morning of Friday 28 April to first time mum Zaide and keepers are delighted with how they are progressing.

11 May 2017
Gibbon Photo Ark

Melbourne Zoo to host The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this winter

In an Australian first, Melbourne Zoo's Leopard Lodge will be home to The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this winter showcasing the work of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore.

10 May 2017

Vale Benni

Healesville Sanctuary is saddened to announce the tragic loss of Benni the Koala.

Veterinary staff made the very difficult decision to euthanise the eight year old after his health suddenly deteriorated.

9 May 2017