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Orange-bellied parrot health checks

Critically-endangered birds lent a helping wing

Sixteen Orange-bellied parrots have undergone final health checks at Werribee Open Range Zoo in the lead up to their annual migration from Victoria to Tasmania for breeding season.

27 September 2018
Werribee Zoo phone charging bikes

New pedal-powered installation helps fight extinction

Visitors running low on mobile phone battery power are now able to exercise, charge and learn how to save wild gorillas all at the same time at a new pedal-powered charging station at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   

24 September 2018
Omeo and Dargo

Vale Omeo

Healesville Sanctuary bid a sad farewell to Omeo the Dingo last week. Vets and keepers made the difficult decision to euthanize the six year old after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

24 September 2018
Rhino 2

Werribee Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Southern White Rhinoceroses are celebrating World Rhino Day on the savannah today with colourful, animal-friendly cardboard globes. The enrichment, created by a team of volunteers, is designed to encourage exploration and socialisation.

22 September 2018
Snow Leopard licking snow

Snow arrives for Melbourne Zoo's big cats

It may be the end of the ski season for most Victorians, but Melbourne Zoo’s Snow Leopards received their first taste of snow this week, thanks to a special delivery from Buller Ski Lifts.

21 September 2018
Dream Night 2018

Melbourne Zoo to put on a night of magic

Dream Night will return to Melbourne Zoo for a night of magic and fun for families with children who have a disability.

On Saturday 13 October, the zoo will be transformed into a place of wonder for families who may otherwise find it difficult to visit the zoo during the day.

21 September 2018
Lace Monitor 1

Rehabilitated Lace Monitor released back to the wild

The team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre celebrated last week as a rehabilitated Lace Monitor was release back into the wild.

19 September 2018
Kangaroo at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Zoo has a new hop in its step

Visitors to Werribee Open Range Zoo can now enjoy a more intimate encounter with the zoo’s native wildlife along the newly-revamped Australian Trail.

18 September 2018
Nat Geo KK1

National Geographic Photography Pop-up at Melbourne Zoo


17 September 2018
Deceased bird LHI

Environmental groups call for nation-wide ban of balloons releases on World Clean-up Day

In celebration of World Clean-up Day on 15 September, environmental groups are asking politicians to put an end to the deliberate or accidental release of balloons by introducing a nation-wide ban.

15 September 2018