Zoos Victoria
02/27/2017 at 04:48. Facebook
Time for your weigh-in, Oscar! Oscar the Asian small-clawed otter at Melbourne Zoo, as seen here with Keeper Ian Freeman, is trained to be stationed like this for weighing. Fed on a diet of trout, yabbies, mussels and "otter mince" (kangaroo mince and vitamin and minerals), Oscar weighed in at a healthy 3.2kgs. Sometimes he gets special treats like mealworms, crickets and egg too. Yum!
Zoos Victoria
yesterday at 19:44. Facebook
A big dose of CUTE for your Monday!

Have you seen the lion cubs at Werribee Open Range Zoo yet?

Info on viewing times at zoo.org.au/lioncubs
Photo by Cormac Hanrahan.
Zoos Victoria
yesterday at 06:13. Facebook
Pucker up!

Vera the Camel at Werribee Open Range Zoo was feeling very affectionate on the savannah this week. You never know who you’ll get up close to on safari.

zoo.org.au/werribee/plan-your-visit
Zoos Victoria
02/25/2017 at 23:14. Facebook
You know you are at Melbourne Zoo when... you hear this sound {audio only}

Siamangs are amazing singers, with each pair developing their own unique duet, which helps to form and maintain their bond. Listen out for Sampit and Isidor's duet when you next visit Melbourne Zoo.
Zoos Victoria
02/25/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
It might seem like an unlikely way to eat breakfast, but Western Lowland Gorilla Yakini is foraging for treats in this special puzzle feeder at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Each morning the Keepers spread a range of leafy greens, branches and veggies up in the trees, in amongst the grass and in the puzzle feeders. The puzzle feeders encourage the gorillas' problem solving and foraging skills, as...
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Zoos Victoria
02/24/2017 at 20:29. Facebook
"Errr, Mum....HELP!" Have you visited our four ten-week-old African lion cubs at Werribee Open Range Zoo yet? Make sure you plan a visit soon, to see them climbing, wrestling and basically raising hell for Mum Niaribi. They grow up so quickly! Check for the latest viewing details. Photo: Cormack Hanrahan
Zoos Victoria
02/23/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
Keeper Kristy captured this beautiful moment of best friends Dante the Maremma and Maliki the Dingo splashing about at Healesville Sanctuary.
Zoos Victoria
02/23/2017 at 04:42. Facebook
It was an incredible moment last week when Samuel was able to fulfil his lifelong dream of meeting a Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary.

Samuel suffers from a rare disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and his family flew all the way from France after fundraising for the past 18 months to raise money for the trip.

We are so honoured to have been able to help make Samuel's dream come true!
Zoos Victoria
02/23/2017 at 03:38. Facebook
It's shaping up to be another epic weekend at Zoo Twilights this week!

You can still grab final tickets to see Killing Heidi on Saturday night at

All proceeds help us fight to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction - it's good music for a good cause!
Zoos Victoria
02/22/2017 at 22:39. Facebook
Who am I?

I live in Melbourne Zoo's Butterfly House but you may not notice me with my wings closed as I look like dead leaves. I am the ultimate summer butterfly and I love to bask in the sun, which highlights the beautiful orange bands standing out against the black of my wings. Throughout the day, look for where the sun hits the foliage to find me.

Who am I, you still ask? I'm a Yoma...
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Zoos Victoria
02/22/2017 at 22:07. Facebook
When balloons fly, seabirds die. In 2016 the CSIRO named balloons as one of the top three most harmful pollutants to wildlife, especially seabirds like the Flesh-footed Shearwater. Zoos Victoria together with phillip island nature parks have launched a campaign to help - #bubblesnotballoons - but we need your help, too.
Promise to blow bubbles not balloons at your next outdoor event. Go to to...
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Zoos Victoria
02/22/2017 at 01:28. Facebook
Attack! Our ten-week-old African lion cubs are full of mischief and waiting to experience some visitor love! Come and see them at Werribee Open Range Zoo soon. Check for the latest viewing details. Photo: Cormack Hanrahan.
Zoos Victoria
02/21/2017 at 22:03. Facebook
When balloons fly, seabirds die.
In 2016 the CSIRO named balloons as one of the top three most harmful pollutants to wildlife, especially seabirds like the Flesh-footed Shearwater.

Zoos Victoria together with phillip island nature parks have launched a campaign to help - #bubblesnotballoons - but we need your help, too. Promise to blow bubbles not balloons at your next outdoor event.

Go...
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Zoos Victoria
02/21/2017 at 21:11. Facebook
Oh hello there! Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Josie, just popped by to say hi.

Orphaned as a joey, Josie had a tough start to life and was brought to Werribee Open Range Zoo by a wildlife carer nine years ago today.

She’s now a much-loved member of the Kangaroo mob in Australian Journey and is well known by staff for her gentle and curious ways, often coming up to investigate what Keepers are up to.
Zoos Victoria
02/21/2017 at 01:34. Facebook
Thinking of coming to Zoo Twilights before the summer's over? Better get in quick - most shows are sold out (we're looking at you, Kurt Vile), and the few which aren't are getting verrrrrry close. Tickets still available for the smooth and smokey Warpaint this Friday, but jump on it - they won't last! Go to
Zoos Victoria
02/20/2017 at 05:15. Facebook
Sounds we love... a room full of male Southern Corroboree Frogs calling. #amazing

Make sure you have the sound on for this one! Thanks to Keeper Raelene for recording this.
We are very excited to announce that as of tomorrow you will have the chance to visit Werribee Open Range Zoo's four lion cubs!

Born on 13 December 2016 to mum Nairibi and dad Johari, the four cubs are starting to venture out on public display with mum for short periods during the day.

Like all babies, the cubs will need their rest and Keepers have asked for visitors’ patience as they move...
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Check out our two cute Tasmanian Devil joeys wrestling at Healesville Sanctuary.

Rough play helps Devil joeys understand the limits of their strength, work out social relationships and sort out personal boundaries. And not to mention it being great fun!
Did you know Tasmanian Devils love to swim? Particularly Sassafras who is having a devil of a time at Healesville Sanctuary.

Thanks to visitor Jo for sharing the video.
It’s a beautiful time of year at Healesville Sanctuary.

Kids are free this weekend, so why not plan a visit and come soak in all that the Sanctuary has to offer?

zoo.org.au/healesville