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When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die

Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks have joined forces to urge Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at their next outdoor events.

22 February 2017
Jenny Gray speaking to 730 Report

For Transparency, Fairness, and Health, it's Time to Label

As politicians across the country begin a new parliamentary year, Zoos Victoria has called on the nation’s health ministers to clearly label vegetable oils such as palm oil.

20 February 2017
Lion cub trio

Lions moving to Melbourne

Three young African Lions will soon be making the short trip from Werribee to Melbourne.

16 February 2017
Male and female LHISI bonding

Valentine Victory

It was a dramatic real-life rescue exciting enough for an adventure film!

Scientists jumped ashore onto the wave-washed rocky shoreline of Ball’s Pyramid and scaled its steep slopes in search of survivors from a species rediscovered in 2001 after long being thought to be extinct.

14 February 2017
Dr Helen McCracken with pelican

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is an ideal time to highlight the contribution of the women scientists in the Zoo’s Veterinary Department in providing high level wildlife veterinary care.

11 February 2017
Binjai video licking ice block

Tigers Turning Seven

Sumatran Tigers Hutan and Indrah celebrated their 7th birthday today with a seven-layer frozen treat prepared by the Carnivore Keepers, featuring some of their favourite flavours: milk, blood, bone marrow, and chicken stock.

9 February 2017
Bong Su in the mud wallow

Bong Su's 40th Anniversary

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 40th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo today.

1 February 2017
Lunar New Year at Melbourne Zoo

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Zoo

There’s an added Asian flavor to a Zoo visit this weekend at Melbourne Zoo to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Special options have been added to the menus in two catering outlets, the Bong Su takeaway in the Asian Rainforest area and the Lakeside Café, next to the Japanese Garden.

27 January 2017
Koala and joey

Spend Australia Day at the Zoo

Come and hang out with some of Australia’s iconic wildlife friends at Zoos Victoria this Australia Day!

With events planned at Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, Australia Day at the Zoo will have even more of an Aussie accent than usual!

25 January 2017
Mr Burger

Taste of Twilights to host food trucks

A variety of delicious food and beverage options will be on offer in the Taste of Twilights zone at Melbourne Zoo.

23 January 2017