Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
yesterday at 05:03. Facebook
It's Ganyeka's 17th birthday!

Born in 2000, Ganyeka has now developed into a fully grown silverback and is a very cheeky individual who likes nothing more than stirring his dad and brother.

Western Lowland Gorillas are listed as Critically Endangered, with the loss of habitat due to illegal coltan mining a major threat to the species in the wild.

Coltan is a mineral found in most...
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Its Ganyekas 17th birthday Born in 2000 Ganyeka has now developed into
Julie Wright
Renee Burge
Maureen Tuck
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/28/2017 at 23:38. Facebook
The work and dedication of our team of vets and vet nurses across all three zoos is something worth shouting about.

So today, on World Vet Day, we are saying a big thank you to the entire veterinary team and all the other vets out there working hard to care for the world's incredible array of animals.

Read more at zoo.org.au/news/world-veterinary-day-Saturday-29-april-2017
The work and dedication of our team of vets and vet nurses
Patricia Denis
Sue Gribble
Auds Sim
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/28/2017 at 06:57. Facebook
We won't quit until palm oil is labelled by law.

Today the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation met to consider recommendations to change food labelling laws that would see palm oil clearly labelled in Australia once and for all.

The group of ministers from across Australia and New Zealand decided to once again delay the decision until a future meeting.

Surprised? Frustrated? Confused? We...
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We won't quit until palm oil is labelled by law
Andrew Paynter
Renee Burge
Lyndl Kea
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/27/2017 at 23:54. Facebook
On your next visit to Healesville Sanctuary make sure you stop by the Nocturnal House to see our Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Mirii. Can you see the iconic stripes on her bottom?
On your next visit to Healesville Sanctuary make sure you stop by
Dee Gee
Anne Findlay
Anthea Welsh
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/27/2017 at 05:01. Facebook
Three is the magic number!

Meet some of our very tall friends at Werribee Open Range Zoo - come and explore for yourself and see what you can spot on Safari.
Three is the magic number Meet some of our very tall friends
Gary Marett
Janelle McHugh
Daisy N Lightning
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/26/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
Since 1990, more than a quarter of the rainforests in Indonesia – an area larger than both Victoria and Tasmania combined – have disappeared, much of this is due to unsustainable palm oil production.

Exposing palm oil is the first step to creating a consumer demand for sustainable practices. Tomorrow is the day when ministers from around the country will meet and discuss the introduction of...
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Since 1990 more than a quarter of the rainforests in Indonesia an
Jodie Muller
Denise Phillips
Rob Jeffrey
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/26/2017 at 05:04. Facebook
Buttons the Potoroo stopped munching on his juicy orange just long enough for Keeper Mel to snap a picture.

Maybe you'll spot some of our furry friends having a bite to eat on your next visit!
Buttons the Potoroo stopped munching on his juicy orange just long enough
Anthea Welsh
Stephanie Kraskov
Mike Montague
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/25/2017 at 23:25. Facebook
Treat your mum this Mother's Day!

Enjoy a special lunch accompanied by a jazz band at Melbourne Zoo, or indulge in a high tea brunch at Werribee Open Range Zoo... which will you choose?

Book your tickets here:
zoo.org.au/werribee/whats-on/mothers-day-high-tea-brunch
zoo.org.au/whats-on/mothers-day-lunch
Treat your mum this Mothers Day Enjoy a special lunch accompanied by
Neha Wadhwa
Mary Irwin
Wendy Kensey
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/24/2017 at 23:02. Facebook
Have you met Miss Wing? We're celebrating this very special girl and all of her Little Penguin friends today, on World Penguin Day.

Miss Wing would like to thank the 2,000+ people who have already promised to blow bubbles instead of balloons to help save seabirds. Add your name to the list at zoo.org.au/balloons
Decima Frazer
Dave Kelly
Liz Hayles
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/24/2017 at 10:10. Facebook
No gingers in your family? Think again. We share 97% of our DNA with these handsome redheads, but sadly our orang-utan cousins are in serious trouble due to the unsustainable production of palm oil.

Victoria is the only state to publicly commit to voting β€˜yes’ to palm oil labelling on April 28. Please take urgent action by sharing this with your interstate friends so they can contact their...
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No gingers in your family Think again We share 97 of our
Susan Robinson
Natalie Luna Merrett
Hannah Wiggs
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/24/2017 at 07:17. Facebook
We've partnered with Melbourne Water, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Parks Victoria and the Tasmanian Government to deliver a Mainland Release Trial Program in Victoria for the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot!
Jan Forrest
Liz Boldt
Liz MacDonald
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/24/2017 at 00:51. Facebook
Tomorrow is a public holiday, which means more time to spend with family and friends!

Pick up the kids and come along to the Zoo where kids under 16 (like little Kanzi here, hitching a ride) visit free!
Tomorrow is a public holiday which means more time to spend with family and friends
Redelle Gowler
Liz Carstairs
Hayley Melissa
Zoos Victoria
Zoos Victoria
04/23/2017 at 01:45. Facebook
Meet Monet the Cassowary at Healesville Sanctuary.

Did you know her exhibit is the first one you’ll see as you walk into the Sanctuary? Make sure you stop by and say hello!
Meet Monet the Cassowary at Healesville Sanctuary
Steve Kiparoglou
Amy Dorothy Mead
Yvette Fenning
Carry your kids through the weekend with a little quality Zoo time! All three Zoos are open every day from 9am - 5pm as usual.

Save time and buy tickets online: zoo.org.au/tickets
Carry your kids through the weekend with a little quality Zoo time
Madelynne Lavett
Zoe Russell
It's a pretty cute photo, but it has an even more important story behind it...

Earlier this week, teams from Zoos Victoria and our partners at Conservation Volunteers Australia and Parks Victoria went out to monitor the Eastern Barred Bandicoot population at Woodlands Historic Park.

This population is protected from introduced predators (such as cats and foxes) by a special fence. Each...
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It's a pretty cute photo but it has an even more important story behind it
Suzanne Allwell
Janelle McHugh
I spy a little birdy out of the corner of my eye!

Taking a safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo means you'll get up close to some amazing animals, both big and small!

Jump on board the safari: zoo.org.au/werribee/plan-your-visit
I spy a little birdy out of the corner of my eye
Cassidy Clayton
Lorraine McConnell
Jean Jacobs
In Malay, the word β€œorang” means β€œperson”, and β€œutan” is derived from the word for β€œforest.” Sadly, it’s likely that these gorgeous forest people in Sumatra could be facing extinction due to the unsustainable production of palm oil.

This is not a future problem, this is a problem we can face head on, right now.

Victoria is the only state to publicly commit to voting β€˜yes’ to mandatory palm...
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In Malay the word orang means person and utan is derived from
Lorraine Hodge
Sue Dowdell
Rhonda Volunteer
Dargo and Keeper Mel definitely share a special bond, look at those puppy dog eyes!

Maybe you'll have a special moment on your next visit to Healesville Sanctuary.
Dargo and Keeper Mel definitely share a special bond look at those puppy dog eyes
Helen Ramsay
Sue Gribble
Melanie Turner
Sometimes friendships occur between two unlikely creatures!

This is Mafana the lemur hanging out with one of the free ranging Gippsland Water Dragons that frequent Melbourne Zoo!

Grab your friends and bring them along for a visit to the Zoo.
Sometimes friendships occur between two unlikely creatures
Lorraine Hodge
Susan Delle-Vergin
Stephanie Kraskov
Ever wondered what a day looks like for Melbourne Zoo's vets? Last week one of our vets examined 11 Hamadryas Baboons and discovered some exciting news!

Qetesh, one of the baboons, is pregnant! An ultrasound was performed to confirm the pregnancy - so expect to see some new faces later on in the year.

You can spot Qetesh and her friends at Baboon lookout:...
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Ever wondered what a day looks like for Melbourne Zoos vets Last
Georgia Pound Biggs
Danica Pantelic
Janelle McHugh