Melbourne Zoo



Nyaru Menteng

Zoos Victoria welcomes funding

Zoos Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of a $300,000 donation to the Nyaru Menteng orang-utan reintroduction project in central Kalimantan in Indonesia.

20 May 2014
Tree move

Moving Day at Melbourne Zoo

A major move has taken place at Melbourne Zoo today, with a 60 year-old Moreton Bay Fig transplanted to become the centre-piece of the Zoo’s  soon-to-be-constructed Predator’s Precinct.

12 May 2014
Zoos Victoria logo

East West Tunnel Update

On 4 May our CEO Jenny Gray received a petition from community members concerned about the impact of the proposed East West tunnel on the Zoo.

9 May 2014
Baw Baw Froglets

Baw Baw Frog Breeding Success

Melbourne Zoo keepers have successfully hatched and raised the critically endangered Baw Baw Frog to froglet stage, an important step in building an insurance population as the wild population continues to fall.

8 May 2014
Harna and Bart

Monkeying around with Bart

In this month’s animal profile we speak to keeper Harna about Bart the 12 year-old Squirrel Monkey from Melbourne Zoo.

10 April 2014
Entangled dolphin

Search for dolphin entangled in packing tape

If you're planning on enjoying Port Phillip Bay this weekend please keep a look-out for a bottlenose dolphin entangled in packing tape.
28 March 2014
Vale Bay

Vale Bay

Melbourne Zoo's Veterinarians and Wild Sea Keepers made the sad decision today to euthanize Australian Fur Seal Bay.

21 March 2014
Elephant Family

Happy Anniversary

A festive gathering at the Zoo this morning celebrated two significant events: the 11th anniversary of the opening of Trail of the Elephants and Thailand’s National Elephant Day.

13 March 2014
Zoos Victoria logo

Free-entry for Morwell residents

Morwell residents seeking respite from the smoky conditions caused by the Hazelwood open-cut fire are being offered free entry into Victoria's Zoos, including Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.  

3 March 2014
Stick Insect Survivors

Stick Insect Survivors

Three new arrivals this morning added to Melbourne Zoo’s celebration of the first-ever World Wildlife Day.

3 March 2014