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New Zealand Fur Seal Finds New Home

New Zealand Fur Seal Iha has found a new home at Melbourne Zoo’s Wild Sea.

This morning she made her public debut, with Keeper Beth guiding her through a brief introductory training session in the pool.

Iha is now a healthy adult, but she had a tough start in life.

21 January 2015
mali milestone

Mali Milestone

Five years ago today Melbourne Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf was born. Mali weighed 110kg then, and now she weighs in at 1.7 tonnes!

16 January 2015
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Frog Turns To Chocolate

Zoos Victoria has turned to chocolate to highlight the plight of one of Australia’s most endangered amphibians, the Southern Corroboree Frog.

8 January 2015
Kimya Turns Ten

Kimya Turns Ten

Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya celebrated her 10th birthday this morning, sharing her party treats with her mate Otana and the other three adult female gorillas in the group.

7 January 2015
Lion health check

Zuri's date with the dentist

During the big move of the three lion brothers last week, Zoo Vets saw that Zuri needed a date with the dentist.

24 December 2014
Lion -Lion Gorge Opening

Cats, dogs and crocs… Oh my!

Visitors to Melbourne Zoo this summer will experience an amazing new development: Lion Gorge, built on the footprint of the historic 1960s Lion Park and with incredible viewing of several predator species including African Lions, African Wild Dogs and the world’s most endangered crocodilian, the

18 December 2014
Man Jai birthday weigh in

Man Jai Turns One

The youngest Asian Elephant calf born into the regional conservation breeding program has celebrated his first birthday with help from his mother Dokkoon and big sister Mali.

Man Jai stepped up onto the scale for his birthday weigh-in: 388kg.

8 December 2014
Dewi turns four

Dewi turns four

The youngest Sumatran Orang-utan at Melbourne Zoo will be celebrating her fourth birthday over the weekend. 

5 December 2014
AGL MRU - Mark and Seal

It is the season to save Marine Wildlife

The AGL Marine Response Unit has launched headlong into its second season of operation, responding to calls to rescue seals and other marine wildlife from potentially lethal entanglements and other threats.

1 December 2014
BBF search

National Baw Baw Frog Day

Zoos Victoria has declared yesterday, November 18, National Baw Baw Frog Day with a team of amphibian specialists successfully finding a rare Baw Baw Frog egg mass in the wild!

19 November 2014