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Baby elephant's first 3 days

Dokkoon and baby take a little stroll

Under the watchful eye of mum Dokkoon and big sister Mali, Melbourne Zoo’s new male elephant calf has ventured out for the second time.

Keepers were on hand to monitor the baby as he excitedly explored his new surroundings, eagerly following mum around the paddock.

10 December 2013
Baby elephant day 1 photo 9 by Andrew Griffiths

It's A Boy!

Asian Elephant Dokkoon has given birth overnight to her second calf.

Born at 2:40am and weighing in at 131 kilograms, the male calf is the fourth Asian Elephant to be born at Melbourne Zoo.

8 December 2013
Sanook 1

Zoo Mourns Loss

The entire team at Zoos Victoria are very saddened by the sudden loss of our elephant calf Sanook.

Melbourne Zoo Director, Kevin Tanner said; “we have reviewed the CCTV footage from last night which has indicated that his death was a result of a tragic accident.

4 December 2013
Mali in the City at Federation Square

Melbourne Zoo wins Victoria’s top tourism award

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, has congratulated Melbourne Zoo for taking out top honours at this year’s RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

15 November 2013
Predator Prey

A Gift with Major Bite

Zoos Victoria has welcomed a $200,000 philanthropic donation.

The Ian Potter Foundation has provided a $200,000 donation to help build a state-of-the-art learning centre in the heart of the Zoo’s forthcoming Predators’ Precinct.

13 November 2013
Lion at Melbourne Zoo

The Kings of Melbourne Zoo

In this month's animal profile we take a closer look at the iconic lions at Melbourne Zoo. Precinct Manager Adrian Howard is a brave man, working nearly every day for the last 12 years with the lions at Melbourne Zoo.

12 November 2013
Orang-utan Caring Week

Orang-utan Caring Week

Conservationists worldwide are shining a spotlight on the plight of orang-utans this week to draw attention to the continuing loss of their rainforest habitat.

The largest single cause of this forest clearing is for the purpose of producing palm oil.

11 November 2013
Second time mum

Dokkoon Expecting Second Calf

Asian Elephant Dokkoon became an important part of Melbourne Zoo’s 151-year history on January 16, 2010.

That was the day when she gave birth to Mali, the Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf and Australia’s first-ever female baby elephant.

30 October 2013
Otana

Otana makes his debut

Twelve-year old male gorilla Otana has experienced his new Gorilla Rainforest home for the first time after being cleared from quarantine on Monday.

10 October 2013
Kiani Thanks

The Zoopermarket reaches a very special milestone!

The time has come to crack open the certified sustainable chocolate and congratulate all companies associated with Zoos Victoria’s Zoopermarket for making public time-bound commitments to use 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

19 September 2013