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Rainforest Harvest Open

Rainforest Harvest Open

Zoo visitors during the school holidays are having the first chance of enjoying the new Rainforest Harvest at Trail of the Elephants.

On school days, it will be a great new learning centre for the 100,000+ students who come to Melbourne Zoo each year.

26 September 2014
Monet the Cassowary

World Cassowary Day

This Friday 26 September we commemorate World Cassowary Day to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary, which has an estimated population of possibly fewer than 1,000.

25 September 2014
Stripes meets Spots

Stripes meets Spots

Recently-arrived Zebra Kwasi met the Zoo’s three Giraffe for the first time this morning.

Kwasi didn’t show any hesitation at following the three older Zebra as they approached the Giraffe.

22 September 2014
Wombat Welcome

Wombat Welcome

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat joey Jedda is now permanently out of mother Jumanji’s pouch and on view in the Wombat Tunnel at Melbourne Zoo’s Australia Bush.

Keepers weighed her today, and she has reached a healthy 3.6 kg, still small compared to Jumanji’s 27.9 kg.

17 September 2014
Like a Penguin to Water

Like a Penguin to Water

The first Penguin chick of the season was successfully promoted from the Penguin feeding school to the big pool at Wild Sea this morning.

It didn’t take long for the chick to step out of the ‘pet pack’  carry box when it arrived at Wild Sea.

12 September 2014
Ongard turns Four

Ongard turns Four

It was party time at the Zoo this morning, but the birthday boy wasn’t too sure what to think about the festivities!

Ongard came out into the paddock and went for a wander, but he responded to a call from Senior Elephant Keeper Lucas to come over to see his birthday cake.

10 September 2014
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Zoos Victoria celebrates Threatened Species Day

Zoos Victoria celebrated Threatened Species Day yesterday announcing its most successful breeding season to date. 

8 September 2014
Fiesty, A New Seal at the Zoo

Feisty - A New Seal at the Zoo

There’s a new face in the pool at the Zoo’s Wild Sea exhibit.

New Zealand Fur Seal ‘Feisty’ has arrived in Melbourne by a roundabout route, from Western Australia via Seaworld on the Gold Coast.

4 September 2014
Asian Elephants at MZ

ANZ Zoo Month at Melbourne Zoo

ANZ Zoo Month kicks off this week at Melbourne Zoo with thousands of ANZ customers expected to visit during the month to take advantage of a range of exclusive customer special offers during the month of September.

4 September 2014
Snow Leopard Check Up

Snow Leopard Check-up

All went well this morning when Snow Leopard Leon visited the Zoo’s Vet Surgery for a general checkup and for follow-ups of a previous root canal filling and cardiac examination.

2 September 2014