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Sarah and baboon Qetesh

Baboon health checks

Melbourne Zoo’s Vets and Primate Keepers have had a very busy day examining 11 Hamadryas Baboons.

And Primate Keepers suspected that six-year-old Qetesh might be pregnant.

13 April 2017
Easter treats youtube video

Easter treats at Werribee Open Range Zoo

The lions, meerkats and Vervet Monkeys enjoyed an early treat to celebrate Easter at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The animals enjoyed their own special Easter-themed enrichment, hunting for brightly coloured piñata and tucking into their very own (hard boiled) Easter Eggs.

13 April 2017
Meerkat Mum and Pup

Meerkat pups at Werribee Open Range Zoo

There are some new faces in the Meerkat mob at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with two Meerkat pups born to experienced mum, Akili on Saturday 11 March.

10 April 2017
Hippo Lotus turns nine

Hip Hippo Hooray - it's Lotus's birthday!

On Friday 31 March at Werribee Open Range Zoo, there was a hippopotamus on the beach eating cake – birthday cake!

6 April 2017
Southern Corroboree Frog with eggs

A small boost for wild Southern Corroboree Frog population

Thanks to the hard work of the Southern Corroboree Frog Recovery Team, 360 frogs were released back to the wilds of Kosciuszko National Park in March.

5 April 2017
ANZ competition elephants

Win a family trip to Borneo with ANZ

ANZ and Melbourne Zoo are giving you and your family a chance to win a once in a lifetime RAW Wildlife tour of Borneo with a Melbourne Zoo Elephant Keeper!

4 April 2017
Leadbeater's Gym YouTube video

Sanctuary celebrates Leadbeater's Possum Rediscovery Day

On 3 April 1961, keen young naturalist Eric Wilkinson had a small possum cross his path while conducting night surveys near Cambarville.

3 April 2017
Mpavillion at Melbourne Zoo

MPavilion 2016 Gifted to Melbourne Zoo

The 2016 MPavilion has been gifted to the Zoo and is being relocated from its original site at the Queen Victoria Gardens.

31 March 2017
Vang the White-cheeked Gibbon

Farewell to Vang

Primate Keepers bid a very sad farewell today to a much-loved Zoo icon, Vang, the female White-cheeked Gibbon.

Vang arrived at Melbourne Zoo on January 18, 1981, when she was donated by a member of the public.

28 March 2017
Leadbeater's possum photo

Into the night – reflections on two decades chasing Victoria’s fairy possum

By Dr Dan Harley

In 1994, I started chasing a small possum into the dark. Twenty-three years later I am still searching.

22 March 2017