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Tiny Creatures

The birth of three critically endangered Asian turtles is an awesome achievement for Melbourne Zoo’s Reptile Keepers.

1 May 2013
Baby Bongo

Bounding Bongo Baby

The Eastern Bongo baby bounded out into his exhibit at Melbourne Zoo this morning, hot on the heels of his mother Binti. While Binti grazed calmly and enjoyed some crunchy carrots, her calf frolicked around, running and leaping with great energy and agility.

26 April 2013
Send an email to a manufacturer

Check that out!

‘Checkout ’ takes on a special meaning at the Zoopermarket officially launched today at Melbourne Zoo.

24 April 2013
Silva the seal

Sad Farewell to Silva

Melbourne Zoo has lost a longtime resident, Australian Fur Seal Silva, who was brought to the Zoo in July 1988 as a victim of marine entanglement.

12 April 2013
Mali

Your chance to win courtesy of ANZ Zoo Month

You have the chance to win some great prizes as part of Zoos Victoria’s inaugural ANZ Zoo Month.

4 April 2013
Keeper Kelly with Coatis

New at the Zoo

Curious about Coatis?

The new Coati Close-up experience will provide plenty of opportunity to find out all about this amazing species from Carnivore Keepers like Kelly Rainbow.

For example, how is it that they can walk down treetrunks head first?

4 April 2013
Petra the pygmy hippo in her new home

Melbourne Zoo welcomes female pygmy hippo

Melbourne Zoo keepers are hoping that it won’t be too long before they hear the pitter-patter of petite Pygmy Hippopotamus hooves!

25 March 2013
Baby Sanook

Meet Sanook, our baby elephant

Melbourne Zoo is proud to introduce Sanook, the latest addition to our growing Asian Elephant herd.

More than 4,000 Victorians voted online to name the baby elephant and Sanook, which means fun-loving and cheerful in Thai, was the overwhelming favourite.

14 March 2013
Name our baby boy

Name our baby boy!

You're invited to help name Melbourne Zoo’s newest addition to our elephant family.

6 March 2013
Rock Rescue

Rock Rescue - Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

On Valentine’s Day ten years ago, intrepid scientists scaled the steep cliffs of Ball’s Pyramid to collect some of the world’s rarest insects.

15 February 2013