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Leadbeater's Gym YouTube video

Sanctuary celebrates Leadbeater's Possum Rediscovery Day

On 3 April 1961, keen young naturalist Eric Wilkinson had a small possum cross his path while conducting night surveys near Cambarville.

3 April 2017
Mpavillion at Melbourne Zoo

MPavilion 2016 Gifted to Melbourne Zoo

The 2016 MPavilion has been gifted to the Zoo and is being relocated from its original site at the Queen Victoria Gardens.

31 March 2017
Vang the White-cheeked Gibbon

Farewell to Vang

Primate Keepers bid a very sad farewell today to a much-loved Zoo icon, Vang, the female White-cheeked Gibbon.

Vang arrived at Melbourne Zoo on January 18, 1981, when she was donated by a member of the public.

28 March 2017
Leadbeater's possum photo

Into the night – reflections on two decades chasing Victoria’s fairy possum

By Dr Dan Harley

In 1994, I started chasing a small possum into the dark. Twenty-three years later I am still searching.

22 March 2017
Hippo smiling

All Smiles For New Partnership

A new partnership focusing on better dental health for children has been launched between Zoos Victoria and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV).

20 March 2017
Snow Leopard Leon in Vet Clinic

Snow Leopard Vet Visit

Snow Leopard Leon visited the Zoo’s veterinary surgery this morning for treatment of a broken canine tooth.   

Veterinary dental specialist Dr. Steve Coles found that the nerve of Leon’s broken tooth was still alive, so he didn’t need to perform a root canal filling.

16 March 2017
kanzi-2nd-birthday-video

Gorilla birthday - Kanzi's wish list

Kanzi celebrated her second birthday this morning, sharing her party treats with mother Kimya, father Otana, and ‘auntie’ Yuska.

Primate Keepers were well prepared for the party, with boxes for Kanzi to open and play with, goodies such as nuts and sultanas, and an icy birthday cake.

14 March 2017
Waterbuck Acacia

Meet Waterbuck Acacia

Werribee Open Range Zoo have welcomed a new arrival to the Waterbuck herd, with a female calf born to mum Kumuka and dad Hide on 20 January.

The young calf has been named Acacia by Zoo Keepers and is the first to be born this year.

9 March 2017
Baby Jogger prams

Enjoy Baby Jogger at the zoos

Zoos Victoria and Baby Jogger have joined forces!

9 March 2017
Devil release with Dr Marissa Parrott, Reproductive Biologist

International Women’s Day at Zoos Victoria

Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day at Zoos Victoria. We’re lucky to have some remarkable women as part of the organisation, working on fighting wildlife extinction. From PhD-qualified animal welfare and reproductive specialists to Zoo Keepers and Vets working at one of our three zoos, their stories are rich and varied and an inspiration to anyone hoping to make a difference to the lives of our precious endangered species. 

8 March 2017