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Kianis Birthday Wish YouTube video

Kiani's Birthday Wish

As Melbourne Zoo Orangutan, Kiani, celebrates her 38th birthday today, she has one message to our nation’s politicians ‘label palm oil’.

Kiani is one of six Orangutans at Melbourne Zoo who are ambassadors for the plight of their wild cousins in Sumatra and Borneo.

24 June 2016
Red Panda twins

Red Panda twins

Red Panda twins born almost six months ago at Melbourne Zoo are now beginning to become more active and visible.

Mother Roshani gave birth on December 10, but it is usual for Red Panda cubs to spend a long time in the nest while they are still nursing from their mothers.

3 June 2016
Support Palm Oil labelling

Australians and New Zealanders Agree: Palm Oil Should Be Labelled

The majority of Australians and New Zealand agree that palm oil should be labelled on food products and expect their Governments to mandate it according to recent polling.

27 May 2016
Juju's first birthday at Melbourne Zoo

Baboon beats the odds

Baby baboon Juju celebrated her first birthday this morning, thanks to the dedicated Keepers and Vets who pulled her through the first very difficult weeks of her life.

24 May 2016
Num-oi training video

The final countdown

The countdown is well and truly underway at Melbourne Zoo with mum-to-be Num-Oi entering the final stages of her 22-month pregnancy.

23 May 2016
Birthday wishes

Birthday wishes

World Biodiversity Day was the perfect opportunity to hold a birthday party for Maimunah!

Maimunah, her mate Santan, and their five-year-old daughter Dewi all enjoyed the parcels prepared by their Keepers, including a variety of dried fruits and nuts.

23 May 2016
Mandrill medication

Mandrill medication

Melbourne Zoo’s Vet team treats patients large and small every day, and each one receives special attention depending on its individual condition, which includes its age.

20 May 2016
Obi departs for Adelaide Zoo

Pygmy Hippo Obi departs for Adelaide Zoo

Pygmy Hippo calf Obi departed early this morning for the road trip to his new home in the Adelaide Zoo. Keepers driving him to Adelaide were keen on an early start, so Obi can get to Adelaide Zoo late this afternoon.

9 May 2016
Thin Green Line in the front line protecting wildlife

Thin Green Line in the front line protecting wildlife

Park rangers overseas are putting their own lives on the line every day trying to protect the lives of wildlife threatened by poaching and other human impact.

3 May 2016
World Tapir Day 2

World Tapir Day

Step forward, Arturo, it’s your big day!

World Tapir Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight these amazing animals. Arturo is a Brazilian Tapir, a species that lives along rivers and in rainforests in Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay and Brazil.

27 April 2016