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Party time with the Leopard Tortoises

Werribee Open Range Zoo has been busy shell-ebrating a few Leopard Tortoise birthdays in the past month! 

10 August 2017
Tarwin receiving treatment

Arthritic Animals

It’s not only people feeling the painful pangs of arthritis in this wintry weather – some animals at Melbourne Zoo also need treatment to keep them comfortable.

9 August 2017
Lion MZ

Happy World Lion Day

It's now been more than two months since the three adolescent lion brothers made their big move from Werribee Open Range Zoo to Lion Gorge, and keepers are pleased to see them settling in well.

9 August 2017
Lotus and Tulip DHSV

All Smiles at the Zoo

When it comes to smiles, they don't come much bigger than the hippos at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

That's why Zoos Victoria and Dental Health Services Victoria have teamed up together to encourage visitors to develop healthy habits for healthy teeth - just like the hippos.

8 August 2017

Land of Parrots temporarily closed

The Land of Parrots exhibit has been temporarily closed due to the recent identification of a bacterial infection in one of our Lorikeets.

7 August 2017

International Owl Awareness Day

We bet that if you’ve been to Healesville Sanctuary’s Spirits of the Sky free-flight bird presentation you will remember seeing our Barking Owls flying (perhaps terrifyingly) close to your head!

2 August 2017
Malu wtih streamers

Malu turns Fourteen

Sumatran Orang-utan Malu celebrated his 14th birthday on Saturday with special gifts, streamers and bubbles! Plus a special coconut water ice block cake!

31 July 2017
Healesville Sanctuary - Spirits of the Sky

Healesville Sanctuary closed Saturday 29 July due to strong winds

Due to high winds forecasted for today in Victoria and for the safety of our animals, visitors, staff and volunteers Healesville Sanctuary will be closed.

29 July 2017
TD Joeys

Joey success at the Sanctuary

At Healesville Sanctuary we are excited to announce that we have had a rip-roaring Tasmanian Devil Breeding Season, with a total of 13 devils born this year.

28 July 2017
National Threatened Species Day

What every teacher and student needs to know this National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day falls on September 7 and is a chance for us to celebrate the wonderful and unique wildlife that call Australia home, as well as learn about what we can all do to help protect them.

28 July 2017