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Melbourne Zoo




Zoo Twilights 2016

2016 Zoo Twilights series

The Melbourne Zoo Twilights series is back again for 2016 with the impressive line-up of local and international artists providing entertainment for all ages.

11 November 2015
Lemurs with member kids

International Lemur Weekend

Zoos and other conservation organisations worldwide are celebrating Lemurs this weekend to highlight the urgent need to protect these endangered species.

Lemurs are native to Madagascar, the only place they are found in the wild.

30 October 2015
Makulu the giraffe

Successful students upgrade campsite

More than 100 students at Chisholm Institute have teamed up with the Zoo’s Works Department to deliver a major infrastructure project at the

27 October 2015
Siamang Isidor

International Gibbon Day

2015 is the International Year of the Gibbon, and conservation organisations around the world will be celebrating these amazing arboreal apes on Saturday.

22 October 2015
Num-Oi video update

Expectant elephant exercise

Pregnant pachyderms have 22 months to wait before they give birth! Just like other mammal mothers-to-be, they need to stay fit and watch their diets.

15 October 2015
Graeme Base -book launch

Celebrating wildlife

Award-winning author and illustrator Graeme Base has had a lifelong fascination with the diversity and beauty of the animal kingdom.

7 October 2015
Keeper talking about Juju

Birthday focus on baboon baby

Melbourne Zoo turned 153 today! Australia’s oldest zoo celebrated with a focus on its youngest baby.

6 October 2015
Penguin chick in nest box

First feeding school student

We’re coming to the end of the school year for children, but at Wild Sea the special school has just opened for the penguin breeding season!

30 September 2015

Art by and for orang-utans

A collaborative effort between an award-winning wildlife artist and the Zoo’s orang-utans has produced an amazing array of artwork, all for the benefit of orang-utans being cared for in the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation centre for this endangered species.

29 September 2015
Minister and Lemur

Family, Friends and Lemurs!

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville today launched Melbourne Zoo’s lemur experience in time for Victorian families to head out and enjoy on Grand Final Friday on 2 October.

25 September 2015