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Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

See what it’s like to meet these Melbourne Zoo VIPs on the Postcards program coming up this Friday, featuring Channel 9 News presenters Peter Hitchener and Livinia Nixon experiencing some of the Close-up Encounter opportunities at Melbourne Zoo.

24 August 2016
Siamang Gibbons new island home video

Shifting Swinging Singing Siamangs

Siamangs Sampit and her mate Isidor have moved house!

Their new domain is the island in the lake bordered by the Japanese Garden and Lakeside Cafe Terrace.

24 August 2016
Pregnancy for Petre

Vale Petre

Melbourne Zoo is sad to announce the death of Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre.

At age 32, Petre was considered to be an old individual.

Wild Seas Manager Marcia Salverson says that ‘Anything past 20 is regarded as old for this species.

23 August 2016

Love your zoos? Vote for us!

The annual RACV Victorian Tourism People's Choice Awards are now open and you can vote for your zoos as your favourite attraction! You can vote for Melbourne Zoo as the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Metropolitan Attraction Experience and Healesville Sanctuary for People’s Choice Award for Favourite Regional Attraction Experience.

19 August 2016
World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day was like Christmas for the six orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo, enjoying boxes of special treats.

Children who visited were also treated to temporary tattoos and a chance to have orang-utan-themed face painting.

19 August 2016
Close-up and personal

Close-up and personal

Melbourne Zoo’s range of Close-up Encounters gives visitors a chance to book a time to meet and greet some awesome animals and their Keepers.

17 August 2016
Vale willow

Vale Willow

Asian Elephant calf Willow, born on June 15, has passed away, and everyone at Melbourne Zoo is grieving this sad loss.

2 August 2016
Sumatran Orang-utan Menyarus birthday melbourne zoo web620

Time to help prevent habitat loss

Sumatra’s tropical forests are toppling, being replaced by oil palm plantations.

The continuing expansion of the palm oil industry there and elsewhere in South-East Asia is at the expense of the rain forest habitat, and it’s robbing wildlife of their homes.

29 July 2016
Kianis Birthday Wish YouTube video

Kiani's Birthday Wish

As Melbourne Zoo Orangutan, Kiani, celebrates her 38th birthday today, she has one message to our nation’s politicians ‘label palm oil’.

Kiani is one of six Orangutans at Melbourne Zoo who are ambassadors for the plight of their wild cousins in Sumatra and Borneo.

24 June 2016
Red Panda twins

Red Panda twins

Red Panda twins born almost six months ago at Melbourne Zoo are now beginning to become more active and visible.

Mother Roshani gave birth on December 10, but it is usual for Red Panda cubs to spend a long time in the nest while they are still nursing from their mothers.

3 June 2016