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Kelly and Seba

International Red Panda Day

Zoos and other conservation organisations around the world put the spotlight on Red Pandas on Saturday to highlight the urgent need to protect them in the wild.

18 September 2017
Leadbeaters Possum Nat Geo

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore photographs 7,000th species for The Photo Ark at Healesville Sanctuary

World renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has reached a milestone in Australia, with the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum becoming the 7,000th species to join The Photo Ark.

15 September 2017
Two chicks

Penguin Pupils

The first two chicks of the 2017 breeding season are getting ready to join the Wild Sea Penguin colony.

14 September 2017
Helmeted Honeyeater at Yellingbo

Helmeted Honeyeaters released to the wild!

Victoria’s bird emblem the Helmeted Honeyeater is continuing to make a comeback at Yellingbo and its population was just added to after the release of four captive bred birds on Thursday.

14 September 2017
Hall of Fame winners

Zoos Victoria’s 2017 Hall of Fame Awards

Last week, on National Threatened Species Day, Zoos Victoria inducted five members of the community into the Hall of Fame.

12 September 2017
Eastern Barred Bandicoots

Love your Locals Day

On Thursday 7 September, 100 students from ten Wyndham schools gathered at Werribee Open Range Zoo for Love Your Locals day.

7 September 2017
Box with Vanessa

Vanessa's Domain

Melbourne Zoo has marked National Threatened Species Day by opening an important new facility to support the species survival breeding program for the Lord Howe Island Stick Insects, one of Zoos Victoria’s 21 Fighting Extinction priority species.

7 September 2017
Threatened Species Day

What does National Threatened Species Day mean to you?

Today, September 7, is National Threatened Species Day: a day to remember the last known thylacine in existence, and to reflect upon the fragility of our environment and its inhabitants.

7 September 2017

There's a new Koala on the Block at Healesville Sanctuary

To kick off Save the Koala month we’d like to introduce you to a new Koala on the block at Healesville Sanctuary. It’s been a tough couple of months for this Koala after being found sitting beside a country road with severe injuries to his hind leg.

6 September 2017
OBP close up

Parrots flock to Werribee Open Range Zoo

It might have been a shorter migration than they are used to but 25 Orange-bellied Parrots arrived safely at Werribee Open Range Zoo this week after being transferred from Healesville Sanctuary.

1 September 2017