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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Our animals

Australian Little Penguin

Little Penguin

The penguin family are the best swimmers and divers of all the world’s birds and Melbourne Zoo’s Wild Sea development showcases their aquatic skills, with extensive underwater viewing in a deep pool with adjustable water jets to mimic the ocean’s changing currents.

Zoo highlights

Better butterfly house

Butterfly House

The Butterfly House offers one of the zoo’s most loved – and magical – experiences. Immerse yourself in the lush vegetation that is home to hundreds of spectacularly coloured native butterflies.

Wild encounters


Close-up Encounters

Melbourne Zoo's Close-up Encounters will bring you face-to-face with some of our zoo's most popular personalities.

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    Act for wildlife

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    When balloons fly, seabirds die

    You may not realise when balloons are used outdoors, they could end up in waterways and oceans, harming wildlife.You can be part of the solution. Choose to blow bubbles at outdoor events.

    Act now to help Little Penguin