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Chris Banks

Chris Banks – how life at the zoo has evolved

Over the past 28 years, there is one man who has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes establishing much of Zoos Victoria’s extensive work with overseas organisations.

28 March 2018
Louise the EBB

Bouncing back from the brink

It’s thanks to the shelter of some car wrecks at the Hamilton tip and the hard work of so many dedicated conservationists that the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots haven’t vanished forever.

28 March 2018
A Maze N Cats

A maze n’ Opening

Werribee Open Range Zoo opened its new A Maze n’ Cat Maze today as part of Zoos Victoria’s campaign aimed at protecting wildlife and keeping cats happy and healthy.

28 March 2018
Tarwin the seal with wave machine

Conservation Coalition

Victoria’s coastline is almost 2000km long, and that poses a huge challenge when it comes to protecting native marine wildlife.

22 March 2018
Philippines Crocodile Hatching

Way outside the walls: Zoos Victoria supporting wildlife conservation overseas

When an elderly female saltwater crocodile died at Melbourne Zoo in the early 1990s, leaving her male companion all alone, Zoos Victoria came to a crossroads.

16 March 2018
Kanzi birthday gift

Third birthday for gorilla Kanzi

Baby gorillas all have a built-in P-plate: it’s the white dot on their backsides, the sign that they’re just babies, so the adults need to cut them a lot of slack when it comes to manners!

14 March 2018
Baboon Mahali with mum Macey

High Five

Five lively baby baboons are turning the Baboon Lookout exhibit into a playground!

The Hamadryas Baboon baby boom is continuing!

It began in May 2015, when the female Juju was born: the first baboon birth at Melbourne Zoo for 15 years!

9 March 2018
Animal Training Coordinators

International Women's Day: celebrating women at our zoos

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the incredible contributions and unique roles that women play within our community.

6 March 2018
Lion with ball

Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife

Zoos Victoria and RSPCA Victoria are joining forces on a campaign aimed at protecting wildlife and keeping cats safe and happy.

27 February 2018
Brown Falcon released

Falcon comes through with flying colours

The steady hands of the vet team at Werribee Open Range Zoo were put to the test recently when they performed an intricate procedure on a wild Brown Falcon, who had been brought in after it was found entangled in a barbed wire fence.

21 February 2018