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World Orang-utan Day 2018

World Orang-utan Day 2018

Bring on the monkey business, as Melbourne Zoo’s six orang-utans prepare to celebrate World Orang-utan Day this Sunday 19 August.

17 August 2018
Lion pride celebrates cubs' first birthday

Lion cubs celebrate first birthday

Lion siblings Ilola, Asali, Ato and Lwazi have celebrated their first birthday at Werribee Open Range Zoo by tucking into giant, animal-friendly papier-mâché cupcakes.

13 August 2018
Music for Elephants

Go Grey for World Elephant Day

Melbourne Zoo’s elephant herd have something extra special to trumpet about this Sunday because it’s World Elephant Day!

10 August 2018
Rescued barn owl

Barn owl makes a splash

A native barn owl found in the shallow end of a Werribee public pool is on its way to a full recovery after being rescued by staff and treated by vets at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

6 August 2018
Werribee Zoo staff celebrate World Ranger Day

Werribee Zoo recognises World Ranger Day

Every day, park rangers around the world risk their lives to protect wildlife and wild places from poaching and other threats.

31 July 2018
Carpet Python

Healesville Sanctuary's Reptile House is under renovation

Healesville Sanctuary is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on our Reptile House renovations.

24 July 2018
Jess flying

Vale Jess

The staff and volunteers of Healesville Sanctuary are saddened to announce the passing of Jess, the Wedge-tailed Eagle. A remarkable bird, Jess called the Sanctuary home for more than 40 years.

19 July 2018
Baby Oryx Menelik

My, what little horns you have!

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s tiny Scimitar-horned Oryx calf was spotted today enjoying the winter sun - a rare sighting for such a shy and heavily-protected member of the herd. 

18 July 2018

Vets come eye to eye with Spotted Tree Frog

A tiny Spotted Tree Frog, weighing in at just seven grams, had an eye examination on Friday after keepers noticed some slight cloudiness in one of his eyes.

16 July 2018
Leopard Tortoises with hibiscus flowers

Delicious hibiscus for birthday tortoises

July is Leopard Tortoise birthday month at Werribee Open Range Zoo with four of our shelled African reptiles turning 13.

12 July 2018