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Melbourne Zoo




Moving Meo

Moving Meo

How do you move a Snow Leopard?

Carefully and caringly were the watchwords this morning when Carnivore Department Keepers moved Snow Leopard Meo from her night den in Big Cat Row to the new custom-designed facility where she will spend the next year.

24 October 2016
Zoo Twilights

Melbourne Zoo announces stellar Zoo Twilights line-up

Zoo Twilights fans will be impressed with Melbourne Zoo’s 2017 Zoo Twilights summer 2017 music program. The concert series will run from Friday 27 January to Saturday 11 March 2017.

19 October 2016
Leopard Ridge announcement

Leopard Ridge Announcement

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has announced details of the next big development at Melbourne Zoo: Leopard Ridge, due to open in December 2017.

18 October 2016
Signing for Santan

Signing for Santan

Today is Santan's birthday and all he wants for his 39-year celebration is for you to sign the petition for clear palm oil labelling.

12 October 2016
Melbourne Zoo turns 154

Melbourne Zoo turns 154

Another amazing year is being added today to the long history of Australia’s first zoo.

Zoo staff and volunteers gathered in the Main Drive to enjoy sharing the 154th birthday cake.

6 October 2016
Turning Melbourne orange for orang-utans

Turning Melbourne orange for orang-utans

There are an extra 1,000 orang-utans taking up temporary residence at Melbourne Zoo.

Each of the toy, plush orang-utans, adorned with a message,  has a special mission that will take place tomorrow night at Federation Square. 

3 October 2016

It’s footy fever at your zoos!

The zoos aren't home to any Bulldogs but this Grand Final long weekend you can see African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, and, Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary!

28 September 2016
Baboons buffet breakfast

Baboons buffet breakfast

The 21 members of the Hamadryas Baboon troop celebrated the fifth anniversary of moving into their new home with a delicious buffet breakfast in the sun this morning.

20 September 2016
Ongard turns six

Ongard turns six

The first-ever male Asian Elephant to be born at Melbourne Zoo turns six today.

Ongard’s birth on September 10, 2010, was less than a year after the January birth of Mali, not only Melbourne Zoo’s first calf but also Australia’s first-ever female calf.  

10 September 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog

Threatened Species Day 2016

Some of Australia's most endangered species have had a big boost thanks to results announced to commemorate National Threatened Species Day at Zoos Victoria.

6 September 2016