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Mali birthday video

Seventh Birthday Milestone for Mali

Asian Elephant Mali took no time at all to deconstruct her birthday treat today!

Keepers put together an impressive layer ‘cake’ made up of 200kg of celery layered with lemon grass and decorated with bright coloured fruit and vegetables, featuring large white radishes as ‘candles’.

16 January 2017
Robert and Simon on browse truck

Browse Bonanza

Two Melbourne icons are working together providing browse to benefit animals.

The Abbotsford Convent is one of 15 partners donating fresh prunings enjoyed by a variety of the Zoo’s wildlife species.

13 January 2017
Kimya with birthday box

Gorilla Kimya turns 12

Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya turned 12 today, so the gorilla group enjoyed a selection of treats to celebrate.

Ice block ‘cakes’ full of healthy carrots, celery, peanuts, and other goodies were shared by Kimya and the other three gorillas.

7 January 2017
Little Penguin Miss Wing, turns two

Miss Wing Turns Two

A private plunge pool made the perfect 2nd birthday gift for Penguin Miss Wing.

3 January 2017
Lord Howe island Stick Insect Sculpture

Mini to Maxi

Lord Howe Island Stick Insects are very large in comparison to most other stick insect species.

Females are even larger than the males: up to 15cm long.

29 December 2016
Kiani with parcels

Christmas is Coming

It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas at Melbourne Zoo!

Keepers are getting right into the spirit of Christmas, providing exciting treats for the animals this morning as part of their environmental enrichment program.

23 December 2016
Red Panda

Longest Summer

This will be the longest-ever summer at Melbourne Zoo.

Beginning on Boxing Day, the Zoo will be open from 8am, an hour earlier than usual, right through the holidays until the last early-opening day on January 29.

21 December 2016
Cheetah christmas

Christmas Day at the zoos

All of Victoria’s three great zoos will be open on Christmas Day.

19 December 2016
Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly House birthday

Beautiful but Brief

Butterflies live beautiful but brief lives: days, weeks, or at most a few months.

13 December 2016
Chaka

Vale Chaka

Elderly lion Chaka was euthanased this morning because his age-related neurological condition had progressed rapidly over the past week, affecting his ability to move.

9 December 2016