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Vale Honey

Vale Honey

Syrian Brown Bear Honey has come to the end of her long life.

Honey was born at the Berne Zoo in Switzerland in January 1987, and she came to Melbourne Zoo that November to live in the new Bear Exhibit, which had opened in 1986.

10 November 2016
Healesville Sanctuary animals visit kids in hospital video

Healesville Sanctuary wildlife visit Monash Children’s Hospital

In the lead up to World Kindness Day this weekend, Healesville Sanctuary has once again teamed up with the Monash Children's Hospital.

Monash Children’s Hospital hosted some furry friends from Healesville Sanctuary bringing smiles and laughter to the wards.

9 November 2016
100000 sigantures

Australian voices heard in Canberra on Palm Oil Labelling

The voices of more than 100,000 Australians were heard in Canberra after a special envoy from Victoria delivered a petition in support of palm oil labelling.

8 November 2016
Young Oryx Calf

Meet our newest arrival

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a very special new arrival, a female Scimitar-horned Oryx calf born to mum Sheba and dad Manyevu on 4 October.

4 November 2016
Bison Benji Beards for Bison

Beards for Bison

While November might be the month of the moustache, it’s also a special time for beards and Bison lovers!

3 November 2016
Tiger Travel

Tiger Travel

Sumatran Tiger Binjai travelled across the Zoo this morning, with a visit to the Veterinary Surgery on the way.

31 October 2016

Vale Tombo

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s much-loved, elderly Lion Tombo passed away late on Friday afternoon, 28 October 2016.

Zoo Veterinarians made the difficult decision to euthanise the aging Lion after his health deteriorated during the week.

30 October 2016
Malu sends email video

Orang-utan Malu demands palm oil labelling

Sumatran Orang-utan Malu created history this morning when he became the first orang-utan to send an email

Malu’s email was a cry for help to prevent his species from becoming extinct in the wild.

27 October 2016
Zebra at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Planning your long weekend at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Create your own adventure in the Werribee Precinct this weekend, with a range of special activities and events.
Werribee Open Range Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm daily, with Safari Tours running throughout the day and last entry to the zoo at 3.30pm.
27 October 2016
Plains-wanderer in grassland habitat Simon Starr

Bringing the Plains-wanderer under our wing

With less than 1000 birds left in the wild, the Plains-wanderer is in imminent threat of extinction.

26 October 2016