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Moving Day for Lions

Moving Day for Lions

Zoo staff carried out a major animal relocation today, moving three African Lions out of their birthplace, the historic Lion Park.

27 February 2014
Baby Croc

Crocodilian Clutch Countdown

Four new arrivals late yesterday and one overnight have created great excitement in the Reptile House!

Tiny hatchlings of the world’s most endangered crocodilian species have been emerging from their eggs in their temperature-controlled incubator.

21 February 2014
Bianca and friends

Keeper Bianca and Dikembe the Ring-tailed Lemur

In this month’s animal profile we speak to keeper Bianca about Dikembe the one year-old Ring-tailed Lemur.

13 February 2014
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Nestlé Australia is using sustainable palm oil!

Great news! Thanks to the thousands of emails being sent to companies through the Don’t Palm Us Off campaign, all Nestlé Australia chocolate made in Australia now contains 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

5 February 2014
Baby Elephant naming 2

Members vote for Man Jai

Thousands of Zoo Members voted in the online poll to select the winning name for Dokkoon’s second elephant calf, a male born on December 8th.

Environment Minister Ryan Smith announced the winning name today: Mali’s baby brother will be named Man Jai, which is Thai for ‘confident’.

31 January 2014
Otana 13th Birthday

Otana Turns Teenager

Male gorilla Otana celebrated a milestone today: his first birthday in Australia.

His 13th birthday ‘cake’ was suitably summery, an icy tower of treats, from green peas to watermelon and berries.  

28 January 2014
Mali Turns Four

Mali Turns Four

The Zoo’s first-ever elephant calf, Mali, celebrated her fourth birthday today with a cake and a play in the pool.

16 January 2014
Cool Zoo

Cool Zoo

Melbourne Zoo Keepers are busier than ever on hot days, constantly checking on all the animals to make sure they are comfortable.

Keepers have come up with some very ingenious ways of keeping animals cool in the heat, including chilled or frozen fruit and iceblocks full of treats.

14 January 2014
Lemur Island

Lemur Island

The new Lemur Island exhibit was officially opened today by Minister for the Environment Ryan Smith.

Nine Ring-tailed Lemurs are busily exploring their spacious new home.

Visitors to the innovative exhibit will be sharing that space with the active and agile Lemurs.

19 December 2013
Marine Response Unit

A first for Victoria’s marine mammals

A new partnership was launched at Melbourne Zoo last week, with Zoos Victoria joining together with AGL Energy Ltd (AGL) to launch Victoria’s first, dedicated Marine Response Unit.

18 December 2013