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Snow Leopards, Children, Tigers...Oh My!

Children will continue to receive free entry to Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo thanks to an announcement made by Premier Daniel Andrews.

27 April 2015
Croc moving Day

Predator Moving Day

Philippines Crocodile Isabela slithered successfully into her new pool without so much as a splash this morning, after Reptile Keepers carefully moved her from the Reptile House to the new Lion Gorge exhibit.

22 April 2015
Arthritis Assessment for Aging Orang-utan

Arthritis Assessment for Aging Orang-utan

Aging Great Apes, just like aging humans, can develop arthritis, and that’s the case for the Zoo’s oldest orang-utan, due to turn 37 in June.

17 April 2015
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A Little Treasure!

Melbourne Zoo's adorable new addition has a name!

The month-old baby gorilla will be called Kanzi, which means 'treasure' in Swahili.

The name was announced by Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville at Melbourne Zoo today.

13 April 2015
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Chef’s Choice!

Jerusalem artichoke soup will be just one of the variety of seasonal soups offered at Melbourne Zoo during the cooler months, beginning this weekend!

10 April 2015
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$1 million reasons to celebrate!

Since 2009, over $1 million worth of Beads for Wildlife products have been sold at Zoos Victoria!

7 April 2015
Flying Crocodiles

Flying Crocodiles

Seven of the world’s most endangered crocodile were packed up today for a trip to the homeland of their species, the Philippines.

7 April 2015
Baw Baw Birthday

Baw Baw Frog Birthday

It’s not often that 54 Melbourne Zoo animals celebrate a birthday together. But that’s just what happened today in the Baw Baw Bunker!

2 April 2015
Baby Gorilla Debut

Name our baby gorilla!

Melbourne Zoo has welcomed an adorable new addition to our gorilla family and we are giving you the chance to name her thanks to our media partners, the Herald Sun and Channel Nine.

27 March 2015
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Baby Gorilla Debut

New mother Kimya brought her baby out into the Gorilla Rainforest to meet media this morning.

Although the Western Lowland Gorilla was only born on Saturday evening, Melbourne Zoo Keepers are so pleased with its progress that they decided today would be a good time for its media debut.

18 March 2015