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Philippines Crocodile Hatching

Way outside the walls: Zoos Victoria supporting wildlife conservation overseas

When an elderly female saltwater crocodile died at Melbourne Zoo in the early 1990s, leaving her male companion all alone, Zoos Victoria came to a crossroads.

16 March 2018
Kanzi birthday gift

Third birthday for gorilla Kanzi

Baby gorillas all have a built-in P-plate: it’s the white dot on their backsides, the sign that they’re just babies, so the adults need to cut them a lot of slack when it comes to manners!

14 March 2018
Baboon Mahali with mum Macey

High Five

Five lively baby baboons are turning the Baboon Lookout exhibit into a playground!

The Hamadryas Baboon baby boom is continuing!

It began in May 2015, when the female Juju was born: the first baboon birth at Melbourne Zoo for 15 years!

9 March 2018
Animal Training Coordinators

International Women's Day: celebrating women at our zoos

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the incredible contributions and unique roles that women play within our community.

6 March 2018
Lion with ball

Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife

Zoos Victoria and RSPCA Victoria are joining forces on a campaign aimed at protecting wildlife and keeping cats safe and happy.

27 February 2018
Brown Falcon released

Falcon comes through with flying colours

The steady hands of the vet team at Werribee Open Range Zoo were put to the test recently when they performed an intricate procedure on a wild Brown Falcon, who had been brought in after it was found entangled in a barbed wire fence.

21 February 2018

You're a long way from home Frogs!

Meet Delilah and Clover, two frogs with two very different stories, who have found themselves a long way from home!

19 February 2018
School children with whale

Beached whale on view

A nine-metre long whale is spending the weekend at Melbourne Zoo.

Neither the seals nor the elephants are keen on sharing their pools, and the otter pool is far too small, so the whale will be beached on a lawn near the Reptile House!

16 February 2018
Nairibi's sixth birthday

Birthday treat for lioness Nairibi

Lioness Nairibi celebrated her sixth birthday today at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Nairibi was born at Givskud Zoo in Denmark and arrived at Werribee Open Range Zoo in 2014 with half-sister Nilo to form part of the Zoo’s successful international breeding program.

15 February 2018
Centralian Blue-tongue Lizards

Lovely lizards

Reptile Keepers are celebrating the Zoo’s first-ever success in breeding Centralian Blue-tongued Skinks.

Keepers are especially excited because this species is rarely bred in zoos. They give birth to live young, rather than lay eggs.

14 February 2018