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Werribee Zoo celebrates World Hippo Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s five female hippos are taking centre stage today.

February 15th is World Hippo Day, a moment to both admire and raise awareness for the plight of one of Africa’s most unique animals.

15 February 2019
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Toby, the turtle success story

Long-necked turtle Toby is making an incredible recovery at Healesville Sanctuary’s wildlife hospital, after he was hit by a car. Sadly, Toby is not alone in his misfortune. He is one of 22 turtles admitted to the wildlife hospital this ‘Turtle Season’.

12 February 2019
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Big cats earn their stripes ahead of their 9th birthday

Two of Melbourne Zoo’s most popular residents have been earning their stripes in the training department as they approach their 9th birthday this Saturday (9 February).

Sumatran Tigers Indrah and Hutan have been participating in hand-feeding training as part of their health care.

12 February 2019
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World-first Tasmanian Devil reconstructive surgery

Matrix, the Tasmanian Devil, has undergone world-first reconstructive surgery at Healesville Sanctuary’s wildlife hospital.

11 February 2019
Ostrich flock grows at Werribee Zoo

Flock together with birds of a feather at Werribee Zoo's new ostrich encounter

Werribee Open Range Zoo visitors can now go behind-the-scenes and get up close and personal with a flock of ostriches in a new encounter.

8 February 2019
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Ten years on from Black Saturday

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, the most devastating bushfires in Australia’s history. Tragically, 173 people lost their lives, 414 were injured and over a million wild and domesticated animals were lost.

7 February 2019

Celebrating a 'pig-culiar' Lunar New Year at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s animals were out in force today (February 5) to celebrate Lunar New Year 2019, the Year of the Pig. 

5 February 2019
Mongolian Horse foal

Endangered horse foal born at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new male Przewalski’s horse foal, Bataar, is already a hero despite only being welcomed into the world and his herd this month.

22 January 2019
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Melbourne Zoo builds world-first water gym for reptiles

Melbourne Zoo has built a revolutionary, world-first hydro gym for its reptiles - designed to keep the animals fit and healthy.

22 January 2019
Sugar Glider training

Sugar gliders happy participants in their own healthcare

In the low red light of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s nocturnal animal house, something special is happening with four furry female Sugar Gliders.

15 January 2019