Melbourne Zoo



Graeme Base -book launch

Celebrating wildlife

Award-winning author and illustrator Graeme Base has had a lifelong fascination with the diversity and beauty of the animal kingdom.

7 October 2015
Keeper talking about Juju

Birthday focus on baboon baby

Melbourne Zoo turned 153 today! Australia’s oldest zoo celebrated with a focus on its youngest baby.

6 October 2015
Penguin chick in nest box

First feeding school student

We’re coming to the end of the school year for children, but at Wild Sea the special school has just opened for the penguin breeding season!

30 September 2015

Art by and for orang-utans

A collaborative effort between an award-winning wildlife artist and the Zoo’s orang-utans has produced an amazing array of artwork, all for the benefit of orang-utans being cared for in the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation centre for this endangered species.

29 September 2015
Minister and Lemur

Family, Friends and Lemurs!

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville today launched Melbourne Zoo’s lemur experience in time for Victorian families to head out and enjoy on Grand Final Friday on 2 October.

25 September 2015
Changing Places1

Changing Places

Melbourne Zoo is constantly changing, with new and upgraded surroundings for both the wildlife and Zoo visitors.

A very special new facility opened this morning that will ensure that the Zoo is more accessible and convenient than ever for all Victorians and visitors to the State.

21 September 2015
World of Frogs at MZ

Amazing Amphibians

It’s going to be all about amazing amphibians at the Zoo this spring, starting tomorrow with the reopening of the completely renovated World of Frogs.  

18 September 2015
Mail elephant

Kids visit free during ANZ Zoo Month

September is ANZ Zoo Month at Melbourne Zoo and thanks to our partnership with ANZ, if you are an ANZ customer kids will receive free entry throughout the month of September.

15 September 2015
Pachyderm party 1

Pachyderm Party, Ongard turns five

The Zoo’s first-ever male Asian Elephant calf celebrated his fifth birthday today with treats prepared by his Keepers plus a Zoo Bakery banana cake with strawberries!   

10 September 2015
Phasmid cover

Phasmid book launched

This story began in 1918, when rats ran ashore from a ship grounded on Lord Howe Island.

Native wildlife had no defence against them, so Lord Howe Island Stick Insects plus many other species were wiped out.

7 September 2015