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Sumatran Orang-utan young

Frontline Primate Protection

Distinguished primatologist Dr. Ian Singleton visited Melbourne Zoo today to highlight the plight of the endangered Sumatran Orang-utan.

4 September 2012
Dentist working on African Wild Dog

Wild dentistry

African Wild Dogs are amongst the most effective hunters on their native continent, moving together in packs to wear down their prey. They are equipped with very powerful sets of teeth, but as is the case with all animals their teeth are subject to wear and tear.

29 August 2012
Sir David Attenborough at the Zoo

Sir David Attenborough at the Zoo

Today at Melbourne Zoo Sir David Attenborough met a species for the first time!

17 August 2012
Marvellous Malis

Marvellous Malis

Australia's first zoo is delighted to be sharing the fun and excitement of its 150th anniversary with everyone in Melbourne, with the Mali in the City public art event.

The magnificent works of artists who have created 50 Mali sculptures is now on display throughout Melbourne.

10 August 2012
Parents' room

Our new Parents' Room

Melbourne Zoo has recently opened the door to a purpose-built Parents' Room.

7 August 2012
Menyaru's birthday

All Menyaru wants is to save Tripa

Sumatran Orang-utan, Menyaru celebrated his ninth birthday today with his family and lots of fruit cake. But it wasn't all cake and presents as the Zoo delivered a strong message about the current crisis unfolding in the Tripa Peatland Reserve in Sumatra.

8 July 2012
Expectant elephants and male bonding video

Expectant elephants

Asian Elephant Num-Oi is due to give birth in December or January, and this morning Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner has announced that Mali's mother Dokkoon is also pregnant.

2 July 2012
Mali in the Myer windows video

Malis starring at Myer

Four life-sized elephant calf sculptures have gone on display for two weeks in the iconic Myer windows.

It's a preview of the main event, when 50 life-sized sculptures inspired by Asian Elephant calf Mali will be on view around the city, from August 10th to September 21st.

27 June 2012
Meerkat kittens

Five Meerkat kittens

Carnivore Keepers are delighted to be looking after a new litter of five Meerkat kittens in the exhibit on the Main Drive.

They have been born into a new group formed when five young females arrived from South Africa in December.

21 June 2012
Wombat Nullabor and her joey

Wombat birth

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat Nullabor and her joey are now on view in the Zoo's wombat burrow.

Nullabor's joey is the first baby of this species to be born at Melbourne Zoo since 2004.

18 May 2012