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Dental date for Lemurs

Dental date for Lemurs

Two Ruffed Lemurs had a date with the dentist today at Melbourne Zoo.

Twin sisters Fi and Fiona will turn 15 in November, a good age for their species, when some dental difficulties might be expected.

7 October 2014
152 at the Zoo

152 at the Zoo

Australia’s first zoo turned 152 today.

It has been another busy year at Melbourne Zoo, with a variety of new arrivals and other changes on this historic site in the 12 months since the Zoo turned 151.

6 October 2014
Num-Oi

Possible Pachyderm Pregnancy?

Melbourne Zoo is hopeful that our Asian Elephant Num-Oi is pregnant after she underwent artificial insemination (AI) in August this year.

3 October 2014
Asian Elephants at MZ

ANZ celebrates Zoo Month at Melbourne Zoo

ANZ Zoo Month ran for the month of September with over 2000 ANZ customers and staff visiting Melbourne Zoo. ANZ has been a proud partner of Zoos Victoria since 2011 and support Trail of the Elephants as well as Melbourne Zoo’s elephant breeding program.

2 October 2014
Rainforest Harvest Open

Rainforest Harvest Open

Zoo visitors during the school holidays are having the first chance of enjoying the new Rainforest Harvest at Trail of the Elephants.

On school days, it will be a great new learning centre for the 100,000+ students who come to Melbourne Zoo each year.

26 September 2014
Monet the Cassowary

World Cassowary Day

This Friday 26 September we commemorate World Cassowary Day to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary, which has an estimated population of possibly fewer than 1,000.

25 September 2014
Stripes meets Spots

Stripes meets Spots

Recently-arrived Zebra Kwasi met the Zoo’s three Giraffe for the first time this morning.

Kwasi didn’t show any hesitation at following the three older Zebra as they approached the Giraffe.

22 September 2014
Wombat Welcome

Wombat Welcome

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat joey Jedda is now permanently out of mother Jumanji’s pouch and on view in the Wombat Tunnel at Melbourne Zoo’s Australia Bush.

Keepers weighed her today, and she has reached a healthy 3.6 kg, still small compared to Jumanji’s 27.9 kg.

17 September 2014
Like a Penguin to Water

Like a Penguin to Water

The first Penguin chick of the season was successfully promoted from the Penguin feeding school to the big pool at Wild Sea this morning.

It didn’t take long for the chick to step out of the ‘pet pack’  carry box when it arrived at Wild Sea.

12 September 2014
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