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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
We're Expecting

Elephant pregnancy confirmed

Melbourne Zoo is expecting another Asian Elephant calf, with news announced today Num-Oi is pregnant.

13 November 2014
Treat Time

Treat Time

It’s treat time every day for the wildlife at our zoos, but Keepers and Volunteers do get inspired to prepare themed treats for special days like Halloween.

Carnivore Keepers created some carved pumpkins for Coatis and Sumatran Tigers.

31 October 2014
Zoo Twilights 2014

Zoo Twilights line-up announced

Zoos Victoria has announced a stellar line-up for this year’s Zoo Twilights concert series at Melbourne Zoo bringing some of hottest national and international acts to the stage this summer.

27 October 2014
Louis enjoying Growing Wild

Kidsafe Award for Growing Wild

National Kidsafe Day was celebrated in Melbourne Zoo’s Growing Wild area this morning, near the inquisitive Meerkats, relaxed Giant Tortoises, sandpits, tunnels, logs, and rock piles!

21 October 2014
Binturongs at Forest Harvest

Experience the new learning space, Forest Harvest

Next year will bring many new and unique learning opportunities, one of which is the brand new Forest Harvest learning space at Melbourne Zoo's Trail of the Elephants.

7 October 2014