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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
Wild Dogs video

Wild Dogs move home

The African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo have moved back into their newly renovated home, checking out the facility now that a major extension has been completed.

9 May 2017

Keeping an eye on an old favourite

When keepers noticed inflammation around Fleay the Platypus’ left eye, they wasted no time in calling in Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Turner.

5 May 2017
gibbons moving in YouTube video

Gibbon Greetings

Gibbons greet the day with marvelous duets: each pair develops their own signature song.

3 May 2017
Orange bellied Parrot release

Mainland Orange-bellied Parrots release

In an incredible step for the conservation of the Orange-bellied Parrot the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning together with partners Birdlife Australia, Melbourne Water, Moonlit Sanctuary, Parks Victoria, the Tasmanian Government and Zoos Victoria came together last week to deli

2 May 2017
Yakini vet check video

Gorilla Yakini's Vet Check Up

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s vet hospital was particularly busy yesterday with one of the Zoo’s favourite residents undergoing his biennial health check. Western Lowland Gorilla, Yakini received a clean bill of health after undergoing a thorough examination.

2 May 2017

World Veterinary Day Saturday 29 April 2017

Today is World Veterinary Day and we would like you to join us in saying a huge thank you to our vets and vet nurses who work at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

28 April 2017
Keeper Jess and Arturo the Tapir

World Tapir Day

Happy World Tapir Day, Arturo!

27 April 2017
Southern Corroboree Frog on ferns

School students to get up close to Southern Corroboree Frog

School students now have a unique way to get up close with the Southern Corroboree Frog as part of education programs offered at Melbourne Zoo.

26 April 2017