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Orang-utan Caring Week

Orang-utan Caring Week

Conservationists worldwide are shining a spotlight on the plight of orang-utans this week to draw attention to the continuing loss of their rainforest habitat.

The largest single cause of this forest clearing is for the purpose of producing palm oil.

11 November 2013
Second time mum

Dokkoon Expecting Second Calf

Asian Elephant Dokkoon became an important part of Melbourne Zoo’s 151-year history on January 16, 2010.

That was the day when she gave birth to Mali, the Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf and Australia’s first-ever female baby elephant.

30 October 2013
Otana

Otana makes his debut

Twelve-year old male gorilla Otana has experienced his new Gorilla Rainforest home for the first time after being cleared from quarantine on Monday.

10 October 2013
Kiani Thanks

The Zoopermarket reaches a very special milestone!

The time has come to crack open the certified sustainable chocolate and congratulate all companies associated with Zoos Victoria’s Zoopermarket for making public time-bound commitments to use 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

19 September 2013
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Meet our Seals: Tarwin

Meet Tarwin. At 15 years of age, she is the oldest of our three seals at Melbourne Zoo, and gets her name from the town where she was first found.

17 September 2013
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Fishy business

In this month’s animal profile, we meet Melbourne Zoo's smallest seal, Gordo, and find out what his favourite food is.

12 September 2013
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Meet our Keepers: Sophie, Wild Sea Keeper

Wild Sea Keeper, Sophie, has been with the Wild Sea team since she came to Melbourne Zoo three and a half years ago. She is the leader of a project group working on a coastal community event called ‘Seal the Loop Action Day’ which aims to reduce the amount of litter in the ocean.

10 September 2013
Otana at Howletts

Otana arrives

Melbourne Zoo has welcomed a very special new arrival this morning.

Twelve-year old male gorilla Otana has finished his long journey from Howlett’s Wild Animal Park in the U.K.

6 September 2013
Orang-utan Palm Party

Orang-Utan Palm Party

Sumatran Orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo have celebrated a day designated in their honour: the first-ever World Orang-utan Day.

19 August 2013
Penguin Peek

Penguin Peek

Wild Sea Keeper Justin Valentine has provided this ‘penguin peek’ photo of this spring’s first Little Penguin chicks in their burrow.

14 August 2013