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Asian elephant Dokkoon went into labour just after midnight and gave birth to her second calf at 2.40am. The calf was standing within minutes with the help of keepers who supported him in a harness. He suckled for the first time shortly after 7am and
Construction of the East-West Link is likely to be disruptive to Melbourne Zoo animals, particularly the elephants. Photo: Justin McManus Creatures great and small from Melbourne Zoo have been added to a list of locals concerned about the Napthine
Justin McManus Results have confirmed that Rigo, one of Melbourne Zoo's most popular residents, died of heart failure. Vets suspected the 42-year-old western lowland gorilla's death last week was due to a heart attack, but the autopsy conducted at
Justin McManus Melbourne Zoo has lost one of its longtime and most loved residents, with the death of Rigo the Silverback Gorilla confirmed on Thursday. Zoo staff believe the 42-year-old gorilla died of a heart attack and a post mortem will be
Christmas with wrapped festive food presents in their enclosures. The gifts included fruits, nuts and chickens as the zoo's Sumatran tigers, western lowland gorillas, Sumatran orangutans and meerkats busily tore into their gifts on Sunday...Brother
The babies were born on November 15 and the mother has begun to bring them out of the nesting area where she gave birth. Curator Jan Steele says while staff have not yet determined the gender of the newcomers, it is a rare and very welcome birth. "
A sunbaking fur seal has spent a night recuperating in Melbourne Zoo after defying a police rescue and twice parking itself on a busy seaside road on Saturday. The young male New Zealand fur seal spent a night sleeping in Melbourne zoo's pool and was
Because it's the first effort of its kind, "we don't have a road map to see how others have done it," says Vik Dewan, the Philadelphia Zoo's chief executive officer. The system "puts animal well-being first and foremost," he says, and gives visitors "
Melbourne Zoo prides itself as a conservation leader but a book released for its 150th birthday doesn't gloss over what modern readers might view as the horrors of its early years. Although the book was commissioned by the zoo, in it you will find
Miki Perkins July 5, 2012 Read later Where children play: The 150-year-old Moreton Bay fig at the Melbourne Zoo has earned a place on the register of exceptional trees on private land within the City of Melbourne. Photo: Justin McManus ON THE corner