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Mani and Bagum

One Lucky Ducky

Most kids have a favourite toy and we all know how important it is to make sure these toys are with us wherever we go!

25 July 2017
Oliver 1

Gliding towards recovery

This little Sugar Glider arrived at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre in May after being found tangled up in some barbed wire in Christmas Hills.

21 July 2017
Endowment Fund video

Bowness Family Foundation gives 1 million reasons to support zoos

Zoos Victoria has received a $1 million gift establishing an Endowment Fund which will strengthen its long term position as delivering world-leading zoo experiences.
19 July 2017

Farewell Yonaton

Primate Keepers bid a sad farewell to much-loved icon Yonaton, the male Mandrill.

Yonaton arrived a Melbourne Zoo on September 2000 from the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem in 2000.

14 July 2017
A wisdom of wombats

A wisdom of wombats

Wombats are Australian icons of the bush, known for their sturdy frame and coarse fur. Wombats are mostly solitary animals and a crowd favourite at Healesville Sanctuary.

Working with wombats is a unique balance of cuddles, care and corn kernels for keepers at Healesville Sanctuary.

5 July 2017
Rhino Fund Uganda Raid 1

Rhino Fund raid finds 470kg of poached meat

The anti-poaching team from one of Zoos Victoria's international partners, Rhino Fund Uganda, recently raided houses in a village close to the Ziwa Sanctuary, 170km north of Kampala, and confiscated almost 470kg of smoked bush-meat destined for trade in northern Uganda.

4 July 2017
Werribee Primary School students with Gen

Makes a lot of cents!

Four students from Werribee Primary School have collected a whopping 5,050 five-cent coins to help save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

Inspired by Zoos Victoria’s Common Cents Challenge, Grade Five classmates Heaven, Luella, Meredith and Emily worked together to raise $252.55.

26 June 2017
Kiani with ice block

Kiani Marking a Milestone

Melbourne Zoo’s oldest female orang-utan turned 39 today.

Kiani was famous from the day she was born, as one of the twins born to mother Olga.

23 June 2017

A Fix for a Frogmouth

The vet team at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre is kept busy every day, not only looking after all the animals in our collection, but also caring for the many wild patients brought to us after being found sick, injured or orphaned.

22 June 2017
Giraffe Makulu

The long and the short of it

Giraffe conservation organisations in Europe and the USA selected June 21st as the perfect date for World Giraffe Day because Giraffe are the world's tallest species and tomorrow is the Northern Hemisphere's longest day of the year.

21 June 2017