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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

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Lord Howe Island Stick Insect nymph

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect was driven to the brink of extinction by Black Rats in the early twentieth century. However, in 2001 it was rediscovered on Balls Pyramid, a rat-free volcanic outcrop 23 km off the coast of Lord Howe Island.

Zoo highlights

Viewing the elephants on Trail of the Elephants

Trail of the Elephants

Our award-winning trail of the elephants invites visitors into an Asian village and garden setting which is home to our five Asian Elephants.

Wild encounters

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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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    What's on 26th December 2016

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 27th December 2016

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 28th December 2016

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 29th December 2016

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 30th December 2016

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 31st December 2016

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 1st January 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 2nd January 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 3rd January 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 4th January 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 5th January 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 6th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 7th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 8th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 9th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 10th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 11th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 12th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 13th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 14th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 15th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 16th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 17th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Kids Go Wild at Lemur Island
    Kids Go Wild

    18, 19 & 20 January 2017

    See some of our animals and hear from keepers on what makes them so special. Suitable for primary school students, there will be games, activities and a whole lot of fun.

    What's on 18th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 19th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 20th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 21st January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 22nd January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 23rd January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 24th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 25th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 26th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    What's on 27th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 28th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 29th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 30th January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 31st January 2017

    Breakfast with the Gorillas 2017
    Breakfast with the Gorillas

    Selected Saturdays in January & February 2017

    Delight in a delicious buffet breakfast at Melbourne Zoo, then see the Western Lowland Gorillas enjoying an early morning forage while hearing from the keepers about these fascinating animals.

    Zoo Twilights 2017
    Zoo Twilights

    27 January – 11 March 2017

    Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Tickets on sale now!

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 1st February 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 2nd February 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 3rd February 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 4th February 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

    What's on 5th February 2017

    Sorry, no events found.

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