Melbourne Zoo




Kiani's going undercover

In this month’s animal profile we meet Kiani (Suma), Melbourne Zoo’s 35 year old orang-utan and star of the upcoming Go Undercover winter program.

12 June 2014
LHISI Hatchling - Central School

VIP Newsflash!

Melbourne Zoo Invertebrate Keeper Rohan Cleave recently visited the island and helped to set up a display of the endangered insects at the school, so students could find out more about a species that was believed to be extinct for half a century.

6 June 2014
Man Jai

Man Jai makes a splash in the big pool

Asian Elephant calf Man Jai has graduated from the paddling pools to the 4.5m deep pool in the first Trail of the Elephants paddock.

3 June 2014
Gordo the seal 1

Vale Gordo

Zoos Victoria staff and especially the Keepers at Melbourne Zoo's Wild Sea are very sad to announce the death of Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal Gordo.

29 May 2014
Results event

Successful Summer Saving Seals

Victoria’s marine wildlife had more help on hand than ever before this summer, with the newly-established AGL Marine Response Unit saving five seals from potentially fatal entanglement and assisting with more than 200 calls about marine wildlife in trouble.

22 May 2014
Nyaru Menteng

Zoos Victoria welcomes funding

Zoos Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of a $300,000 donation to the Nyaru Menteng orang-utan reintroduction project in central Kalimantan in Indonesia.

20 May 2014
Tree move

Moving Day at Melbourne Zoo

A major move has taken place at Melbourne Zoo today, with a 60 year-old Moreton Bay Fig transplanted to become the centre-piece of the Zoo’s  soon-to-be-constructed Predator’s Precinct.

12 May 2014
Zoos Victoria logo

East West Tunnel Update

On 4 May our CEO Jenny Gray received a petition from community members concerned about the impact of the proposed East West tunnel on the Zoo.

9 May 2014
Baw Baw Froglets

Baw Baw Frog Breeding Success

Melbourne Zoo keepers have successfully hatched and raised the critically endangered Baw Baw Frog to froglet stage, an important step in building an insurance population as the wild population continues to fall.

8 May 2014
Harna and Bart

Monkeying around with Bart

In this month’s animal profile we speak to keeper Harna about Bart the 12 year-old Squirrel Monkey from Melbourne Zoo.

10 April 2014