Melbourne Zoo

News

Pages

Filter results by:
Man Jai meets Bong Su

Man Jai meets Bong Su

The youngest member of the Asian Elephant herd has met his Dad!

1 September 2014
Rare Reptile Reaches Milestone

Rare Reptile Reaches Milestone

Cobsy, Melbourne Zoo's Black-lipped Cobra has turned 35, but this was a celebration with no treats or toys!

During the cold winter, Cobsy is in torpor and has no appetite, so it could be another month or more before he has his first spring feed.

1 September 2014
In Your Hands - Dr Ian Singleton

In Your Hands - Dr Ian Singleton

One of the world’s leading orang-utan experts and head of the Sumatran Orang-utan Conservation Program has called on Australian food manufacturers to switch to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

22 August 2014
Lemur Island opening

Winning Zoo Development

The Zoo’s new Lemur Island is a winner!

Both the lemurs and visitors love it, and now it has been recognised with a major building industry award.

18 August 2014
Vet visit to Zoo Meerkats at RCH

Vet visit to Zoo Meerkats at Royal Children's Hospital

Once the Zoo Keepers managed to round up the eight frisky female meerkats, this morning’s veterinary visit proceeded promptly.

Almost before they knew it, the meerkats were checked, weighed, vaccinated, and back in the exhibit enjoying their post-procedure treats!

6 August 2014
Zoos Victoria logo

Zoos Victoria Statement on The Age article on Car Parking at Melbourne Zoo

To suggest that we want Royal Park dug up is false and offensive. We are a conservation organisation and any planning that we do whether it is inside or outside the zoo is done with the full impact of the environment in mind.

5 August 2014
Bong Su's Big Birthday

Bong Su's Big Birthday

Asian Elephant Bull Bong Su is the largest animal in Australia.

He’s 3.9m tall and weighs 4,870 kg, and on Sunday he turned the big 4-0, celebrating with his Keepers and a fruit-topped banana cake.

Born in Malaysia, Bong Su came to Melbourne Zoo in 1977 as a three-year-old calf.

4 August 2014
Waiting Game for Pygmy Hippos

Waiting Game for Pygmy Hippo

Zoo Pygmy Hippo Keepers now have a month to wait before any indication of whether the introduction of Petre and Felix this week has been successful.

As the two spent so much time under water, there were no confirmed matings, but there is a possibility that the two did mate.

1 August 2014
Herald Sun Global Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

Today is International Tiger Day and Melbourne Zoo's Sumatran Tigers displayed their impressive skills to help raise awareness about the critical struggle tigers face in the wild.

29 July 2014
We're Expecting

Melbourne Zoo is expecting a baby gorilla after 14 years

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, announced Melbourne Zoo’s Primates team is expecting a baby gorilla for the first time in 14 years.

25 July 2014