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13,000 and counting

13,000 and counting

On Valentine’s Day 2003 two amazing animals arrived at the Zoo, survivors of a species that was believed extinct for almost 80 years.

14 January 2016
Fantastic first for frogs

Fantastic first for frogs

Zoo visitors today were among the first people in the world to ever see an elusive, tiny, and critically endangered Baw Baw Frog.

8 January 2016
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Keepers celebrate survivor

Birthdays are always important events, but there is even more reason to celebrate when the individual reaching a milestone almost didn’t survive to grow up.   

Little Penguin Miss Wing was one of the youngsters that nearly didn’t make it.

2 January 2016
Cool carnivores

Cool carnivores

Three majestic lions enjoyed some special treats this morning to celebrate their birthday.

The three brothers Harare, Chaka, and Zuri were born in the Zoo’s historic Lion Park on New Year’s Eve.

31 December 2015
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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
BOT sold out

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