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Bong Su in the mud wallow

Bong Su's 40th Anniversary

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 40th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo today.

1 February 2017
Blackbuck calves

Blackbuck birth

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed two new arrivals to the Blackbuck herd, with male calf Bada Din born on 25 December and female calf, Carrie born on 27 December.

1 February 2017
lion cubs first health check youtube video

Lion cubs receive first check-up

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s seven-week old Lion cubs have marked another milestone, with their first health check.

Vets and Keepers were able to weigh and examine each of four cubs and determine their sex – two girls and two boys.

31 January 2017
Lunar New Year at Melbourne Zoo

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Zoo

There’s an added Asian flavor to a Zoo visit this weekend at Melbourne Zoo to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Special options have been added to the menus in two catering outlets, the Bong Su takeaway in the Asian Rainforest area and the Lakeside Café, next to the Japanese Garden.

27 January 2017
Lion Harare

Vale Harare

Elderly lion Harare was euthanased this morning due to renal failure, a condition commonly seen in aged cats, both domestic and wild.  

Melbourne Zoo Veterinarian Dr. Kate Bodley explains that Carnivore Keepers had been observing Harare’s inactivity and loss of appetite in recent days.

25 January 2017
Koala and joey

Spend Australia Day at the Zoo

Come and hang out with some of Australia’s iconic wildlife friends at Zoos Victoria this Australia Day!

With events planned at Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, Australia Day at the Zoo will have even more of an Aussie accent than usual!

25 January 2017
Lion cubs 5 week old VIDEO

Lion cubs mark one month milestone

At almost six weeks of age our four Lion cubs are beginning to find their feet, with their little milk-filled tummies almost touching the ground!

24 January 2017
Mr Burger

Taste of Twilights to host food trucks

A variety of delicious food and beverage options will be on offer in the Taste of Twilights zone at Melbourne Zoo.

23 January 2017
Orange-bellied Parrot bumper breeding season YouTube video

Bumper breeding season at Healesville Sanctuary

Over 40 Orange-bellied Parrots have hatched at Healesville Sanctuary making it one of the most successful breeding seasons yet. 

19 January 2017

Healesville Sanctuary mourns loss of head of the mob


Healesville Sanctuary is saddened to announce the tragic loss of Reg the Red Kangaroo.

Veterinary staff made the very difficult decision to euthanise the 14 year old kangaroo recently after his health deteriorated following acute arthritis.

19 January 2017