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Sampit Siamang celebrates

Siamang Sampit has turned 18 today, and she shared the variety of picnic treats with her mate Isidor.   

Plums, capsicums, sugar cane and ice blocks were all on the party menu!

Siamangs are the largest of the nine gibbon species, the pairs form lasting bonds.

29 December 2015
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Babies first Christmas

Two of the Zoo’s 2015 highlights were the births of endangered species babies Obi and Kanzi, who experienced their first Christmas celebrations this morning.

23 December 2015
Butterfly House 30th birthday

Butterfly House 30th birthday

The Zoo celebrated a major milestone today: 30 years since the opening of the iconic and ever-popular Butterfly House.

There have been an average of 63 butterflies born every day over those 30 years!

11 December 2015
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Pachyderm Pre-school

The youngest elephant at Melbourne Zoo had a pre-school session this morning, followed by party treats to celebrate his second birthday.

8 December 2015
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Dewi turns five

The youngest orang-utan at Melbourne Zoo has turned five, and she celebrated with her mother Maimunah and father Santan.

7 December 2015
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Zoo Twilights ticket sales make history!

In what has been the fastest selling season in Melbourne Zoo Twilight history, we are excited to announce that both The Waifs and Birds Of Tokyo shows have now officially sold out! Joining José González and The John Butler Trio, on the sold out list.

2 December 2015
Seal harpoon video

Seal lucky to survive harpoon injury

An Australian Fur Seal is lucky to be alive after being spotted with a harpoon lodged in its back at Chinaman’s Hat in Southern Port Phillip Bay on Saturday morning.

1 December 2015
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Penguins return

The Little Penguins at Melbourne Zoo moved back to their exhibit today. The 15 penguins had been sheltering at a secure area at the Veterinary Department since the fox attack that killed 14 group members on November 4 2015.

24 November 2015
AGL MRU - Mark and Seal

50,000 More Eyes to Protect Bay Marine Wildlife

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria and the AGL Marine Response Unit today launched Operation Bay Watch, which is aimed at providing 50,000 more eyes to undertake surveillance for injured marine life on Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.

19 November 2015
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Celebrating all things small, brown and slimy

On the cold slopes of Mount Baw Baw, at the southern tip of Australia’s Great Dividing Range, lives a small, brown frog who’s mating call rings out across misty gullies.

18 November 2015