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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
I, Animal on Valentine's Day

Be my Valentine, I’ll be your I, Animal

Melburnians are proving a romantic bunch when it comes to the new after dark adult experience, I, Animal  at Melbourne Zoo.

13 February 2013
Spotted Tree Frog VicSuper Competition Entry

VicSuper and Victorian school students fight extinction

VicSuper, a proud supporter of Zoos Victoria's Mali in my School program recently ran a series of competitions for Victorian primary and secondary

30 January 2013
Baby elephant video

Special video - Meet Melbourne Zoo's new baby elephant

On 17 January, Melbourne Zoo welcomed a beautiful baby elephant into the world. We've created this special video of his birth to capture the moment, and also to show how you can help to save his cousins in

25 January 2013
Baby elephant's first time in the paddle pool

Pachyderm Pool Paddle

Num-Oi’s five -day-old calf is doing so well that Keepers decided yesterday that they would refill the shallow pool and give him a chance to paddle in it today.

They waited until they were satisfied that he was sufficiently steady on his feet to have his first pool paddle experience.

22 January 2013
Baby elephant at Melbourne Zoo

Come and meet the baby elephant!

Melbourne Zoo is very pleased to announce that as of Tuesday 22 January, Num-Oi's baby elephant is expected to be on public display from 11.00am to 12:30pm and again from 2.00pm to 3.00pm each day.

Today (Monday 20 January), the hours are 11.00am to 1.00pm.

18 January 2013
Num-Oi and her baby boy

It's a boy!

Melbourne Zoo's Asian Elephant Num-Oi has given birth overnight.

Her 22-month pregnancy concluded at 2:50am with the birth of a little boy.

17 January 2013
Zoo Christmas

Zoo Christmas

Christmas came early at the Zoo this year, with some festive packaging giving a holiday feel to the treats provided for some of the animals. Melbourne Zoo Keepers provide a variety of treats to the wildlife in their care every day of the year as part of the extensive enrichment program. Just a reminder also to visitors, that the zoo is open every day of the year, including all public holidays such as Christmas Day.

 

24 December 2012
Eastern Barred Bandicoot release with Ryan Smith 1

Zoo steps up the fight to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Five Eastern Barred Bandicoots are the first inhabitants of a new predator-proof enclosure at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Three female and two male bandicoots were released into the zoo’s new 4ha native grassland precinct, Australian Journey last night.

21 December 2012