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Ongard turns Four

Ongard turns Four

It was party time at the Zoo this morning, but the birthday boy wasn’t too sure what to think about the festivities!

Ongard came out into the paddock and went for a wander, but he responded to a call from Senior Elephant Keeper Lucas to come over to see his birthday cake.

10 September 2014
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Zoos Victoria celebrates Threatened Species Day

Zoos Victoria celebrated Threatened Species Day yesterday announcing its most successful breeding season to date. 

8 September 2014
Fiesty, A New Seal at the Zoo

Feisty - A New Seal at the Zoo

There’s a new face in the pool at the Zoo’s Wild Sea exhibit.

New Zealand Fur Seal ‘Feisty’ has arrived in Melbourne by a roundabout route, from Western Australia via Seaworld on the Gold Coast.

4 September 2014
Asian Elephants at MZ

ANZ Zoo Month at Melbourne Zoo

ANZ Zoo Month kicks off this week at Melbourne Zoo with thousands of ANZ customers expected to visit during the month to take advantage of a range of exclusive customer special offers during the month of September.

4 September 2014
Snow Leopard Check Up

Snow Leopard Check-up

All went well this morning when Snow Leopard Leon visited the Zoo’s Vet Surgery for a general checkup and for follow-ups of a previous root canal filling and cardiac examination.

2 September 2014
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