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Melbourne Zoo




Bong Su anniversary arrival

Bong Su anniversary arrival

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 39th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo with a picnic and mud bath today.

Currently the largest animal in Australia at 4,730kg, when he arrived from a refuge in Malaysia he was just a small calf, about three years old.

1 February 2016

Flying Phasmids

There will be an extra 300 VIPs on the Qantas flight to L.A. tomorrow.

28 January 2016
San Cisco

Another Zoo Twilights show sell out

With just two sleeps before the Melbourne Zoo Twilight series kicks off Perth’s San Cisco and Brisbane’s Last Dinosaurs show is now sold out with many of the other shows including The Waifs, José González, John Butler Trio, and Birds of Tokyo also selling out before the series begins!

27 January 2016
Meerkat Vet check - 1

Meerkat Vet check

The Zoo’s youngest Meerkat had a date with the Vet this morning!

Head Vet Dr. Michael Lynch checked out the 10-week-old and gave him one of a series of vaccinations.

19 January 2016
Aus Open Ballkids feeding kangaroo

Aussie Open Ball Kids meet Aussie Icons

Eighteen excited Woolworths Ballkids enjoyed their last rest day before the Australian Open begins by visiting Melbourne Zoo today

17 January 2016
Milestone for Mali 1

Milestone for Mali

Mali made history the moment she was born six years ago today: the first-ever elephant calf birth at Melbourne Zoo.

16 January 2016
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
Keepers celebrate survivor - 1

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