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Fresh feathery faces on show at Melbourne Zoo

If you have visited Wild Seas at Melbourne Zoo recently, you may have noticed some different and unusual beaks bobbing around the penguin pool.

11 January 2019
MPP babies

Tiny possums complete the puzzle at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating the recent birth of seven critically endangered Mountain Pygmy-possums – an important milestone with only around 2000 left in the world.

9 January 2019
Blackbuck calf

Blackbuck calves bound into visitors’ hearts

It may be summer, but spring is still in the air at Werribee Open Range Zoo with three baby blackbuck calves born in the past two months. 

7 January 2019

Wildlife Health Centre provides new insights for vet team and visitors

Healesville Sanctuary visitors can see Australian wildlife like never before thanks to upgraded medical equipment that has the ability to investigate the tiniest reptile finger to the longest beaks.

7 January 2019
Tulip eating her 16th Birthday present

Tulip the hippo turns a sweet 16

While the New Year celebrations have finished, the party’s just beginning at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Tulip the female hippopotamus celebrated her 16th birthday in style today – munching on an animal friendly array of fruits and vegetables shaped into hearts and the number “16”.

1 January 2019
early mornings

Watch the Zoo wake up these school holidays

Do seals have the worst morning breath? Do lions have the craziest bed hair? Early morning visitors to Melbourne Zoo can discover the answers, and more, as the zoo opens its gates from 8am these school holidays.

31 December 2018
Serval at Werribee Zoo

Serval sisters leap into their 10th Birthday

It was double the trouble at Werribee Open Range Zoo today, as Serval sisters Nanki and Morili leapt into their 10th birthday celebrations.

After completing a dazzling display of training exercises to encourage their natural behaviors, the siblings were treated to a birthday banquet.

21 December 2018

Orange-bellied Parrot chicks bring new hope at Healesville Sanctuary

Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot chicks have hatched at Healesville Sanctuary – the first for the 2018/19 breeding season. With the situation in the wild for these unique birds so dire, a robust captive population is essential to the ongoing survival of this species.

20 December 2018
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Christmas comes early to the animals at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary’s animals are joining in the Festive Season, enjoying some Christmas treats of their own!

17 December 2018

Melbourne Zoo's Newest Arrivals Ready to Roar

Melbourne Zoo has twice as many reasons to roar now that it has welcomed two lion boys from Werribee Open Range Zoo.

17 December 2018