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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
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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
Menyaru turns ten

Menyaru turns ten

Sumatran Orang-utan Menyaru showed his playful side when he took more interest in his birthday boxes than in his presents or even his cake.

Other orang-utans were quick to help finish off a coconut and banana cake created in the Zoo Bakery.

30 July 2013
Penguin release St Kilda

Penguin back to the Bay

After more than two weeks of expert care, the Little Penguin brought to the Zoo with oiled feathers is now back in the wild.

12 July 2013
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Zoos Victoria hosts inaugural Hall of Fame dinner

Zoos Victoria’s inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Tuesday night and celebrated the meaningful contributions that 10 individuals and institutions have made to the Zoo.

7 June 2013
Welcome Nakuru

Welcome Nakuru

Nakuru has completed her long journey to Melbourne Zoo from her birthplace at Auckland Zoo.

22 May 2013