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Werribee Zoo Snake Exploratorium

Werribee Zoo reveals one-of-a-kind Snake Exploratorium

A vertical maze, scent trails, a sunbaking sand bed and heated swimming pool: it sounds like a luxury reptile resort, and for the Madagascar Ground Boas at Werribee Open Range Zoo, this is a reality.

8 March 2019
Dr Liz Dobson

Women in science: The art of breeding threatened birds

We’re very lucky to be surrounded by some very talented and dedicated scientists at Zoos Victoria and in honour of International Women's Day we are celebrating some incredible talents, who we work with as part of our threatened species programs.

8 March 2019
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Zoos Victoria's AGL Marine Response Unit callouts reach new high

Zoos Victoria’s AGL Marine Response Unit (MRU) has responded to a record number of marine wildlife callouts following its busiest summer season ever.

7 March 2019

No giant feat when moving a tortoise

Transporting a Giant Tortoise across Melbourne Zoo’s extensive property requires innovation - and a sturdy forklift.

7 March 2019

Neon Playground – Light and Art for Wildlife Conservation

Lions and tigers and neon lights, oh my! For two weeks only this April, the city’s vibrant arts scene will come to life inside the lush grounds of Melbourne Zoo for its inaugural Neon Playground spectacular.

7 March 2019

Stellar season brings in milestone anniversary for Helmeted Honeyeater's

For 30 years, Healesville Sanctuary’s dedication to Victoria’s bird emblem - Helmeted Honeyeater - has not waned. As the 2018-19 breeding season draws to a close, keepers are celebrating the birth of 30 critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeaters.

6 March 2019

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s oldest male lion passes away

The oldest male lion at Werribee Open Range Zoo - 15-year-old Johari - has passed away.

The majestic male and father of 11 died on Wednesday (27 February) while under general anesthetic for an examination to investigate the cause of his recent lethargy and anemia.

27 February 2019
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Little Penguins step-up to embrace new health care device at Melbourne Zoo

It’s one small step for a penguin, but one giant leap for marine kind.

A new device at Melbourne Zoo is enabling keepers and veterinarians to innovatively monitor the health and welfare of its Little Penguins.

27 February 2019

Clever creatures seal their status

Seals are affectionately known as the puppy dogs of the ocean – their playfulness, intelligence and problem-solving skills drawing an abundance of comparisons to ‘man’s best friend’.

21 February 2019