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Gorilla Rainforest milestone

The Zoo's Primate Department is celebrating a special anniversary this month, because the innovative Gorilla Rainforest opened on April 11, 1990.

12 April 2012
Capuchin baby

Capuchin births

There are two new additions to the Capuchin monkey group in the Treetops exhibit, with both Possum and Cassie giving birth recently and increasing the size of the group to 13 members.

Both mothers are experienced, and the babies are doing well.

5 April 2012
Stuttering Frog on greenery

Leaping ahead of extinction

This weekend, March 3rd/4th, you are invited to join Zoos Victoria in their support of conservation efforts for amphibians across the globe by enjoying some very special frog-focused family activities at Melbourne Zoo.

1 March 2012
Tiger cub birthday treat

Tiger cubs 2nd birthday

Sumatran Tiger brothers Hutan and Aceh enjoyed special treats on their second birthday, featuring chicken drumsticks and extra lean mince. The brothers, who were born in the litter of four that included the two girls Indrah and Rani.

13 February 2012
Baby crocodile

Crocodile conservation commitment

Melbourne Zoo is proud to announce a new partnership with Lacoste and Save Your Logo which will greatly benefit the endangered Philippines Crocodile.

27 January 2012
Mali's 2nd birthday

Mali milestone


The first elephant calf ever born at Melbourne Zoo celebrated her second birthday by squashing her 2-shaped birthday cake and splashing around in the pool.

17 January 2012
Dewi's 1st birthday

Dewi turns one

Sumatran Orang-utan Dewi celebrated her first birthday on December 6th, along with mother Maimunah, father Santan, and big brother Menyaru.

Dewi opened some birthday treat boxes, with help from her mother, but seemed just as interested in the wrapping paper as the treats.

7 December 2011
Real sized Mali

Zoo celebrations begin

Melbourne Zoo today began its year-long 150th birthday party with the announcement of a stellar line-up for the Zoo's popular Twilights Season and two major new financial partnerships.

17 November 2011

Melbourne Zoo’s meerkats make history

Melbourne Zoo's meerkat troupe of nine have moved into their new home at the recently renovated Royal Children's Hospital precinct at the weekend. The hospital will become the first in the world to permanently exhibit live animals.

17 October 2011
Baboons Lookout! on Vimeo

Baboon Lookout launch

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating a major milestone!

Sixteen Hamadryas Baboons have moved into their new, spacious, and custom-designed Baboon Lookout.

20 September 2011