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Birthday Boy Man Jai

Overcast weather didn’t deter birthday boy Man Jai from enjoying his pool party this morning.

Keepers laid out chunks of watermelon, apples, and other fruits to form a big ‘3’ on one of the sandhills in the exhibit to mark Man Jai’s big day.

8 December 2016
dewi birthday video

Birthday Bounty

Birthday girl Dewi celebrated her sixth birthday this morning with tropical treats shared with all the orang-utan family.

Dragon fruit, rambutans, mangosteens, star fruit, red papaya, and durian were the party goodies provided by longtime Zoo partner, the Melbourne Market.

6 December 2016
Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

The Environment Group students at Firbank Grammar in Sandringham have visited the Zoo to see how some of the animals are enjoying the results of their efforts.

They are growing goodies that are enjoyed by the Giant Tortoises, Tapirs, Asian Elephants, and a variety of Primate species.

29 November 2016
Don't palm us off orang-utans

Delay on Labelling Decision Disappointing for Australians and Orang-utans

A long-awaited decision to provide Australians and New Zealanders with clear labelling of palm oil has again been delayed at a meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.

25 November 2016
Sumatran Tiger

The People's Zoo!

Victorians have voted in their thousands, and Melbourne Zoo has been named their most popular metropolitan tourism attraction for the second year in a row.

25 November 2016
Minister announcement video

Victoria declares palm oil labelling a priority

Zoos Victoria has welcomed the Victorian Governments announcement it will advocate for the labelling of palm oil on all food products.

24 November 2016
Penguins Plunge

Penguins plunge

Five Penguin chicks graduated from the Wild Sea feeding school this morning.

They have learned to take fish from their Keepers, so they were ready to join the group out in the exhibit and take the plunge into the deep pool.

23 November 2016
Prevention better than cure

Prevention better than cure

The five Gray Meerkats at the Royal Children’s Hospital have had their annual vaccination against cat flu and feline enteritis this morning.

Dr. Kath Adriaanse also gave the Meerkats a general checkup, including a quick dental examination.  

22 November 2016
Crucial Countdown

Crucial Countdown

On Friday Ministers meeting in Canberra will make a decision that will make a big difference to wildlife in Sumatra and Borneo.

21 November 2016
Pioneering primate surgery

Pioneering primate surgery

Cataract surgery only ever performed once before on a White-cheeked Gibbon has made a dramatic improvement to the eyesight of much loved female Vang, a Zoo resident since 1981.

18 November 2016