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Zoo Twilights ticket sales make history!

In what has been the fastest selling season in Melbourne Zoo Twilight history, we are excited to announce that both The Waifs and Birds Of Tokyo shows have now officially sold out! Joining José González and The John Butler Trio, on the sold out list.

2 December 2015
Seal harpoon video

Seal lucky to survive harpoon injury

An Australian Fur Seal is lucky to be alive after being spotted with a harpoon lodged in its back at Chinaman’s Hat in Southern Port Phillip Bay on Saturday morning.

1 December 2015
Penguins return 1

Penguins return

The Little Penguins at Melbourne Zoo moved back to their exhibit today. The 15 penguins had been sheltering at a secure area at the Veterinary Department since the fox attack that killed 14 group members on November 4 2015.

24 November 2015
AGL MRU - Mark and Seal

50,000 More Eyes to Protect Bay Marine Wildlife

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria and the AGL Marine Response Unit today launched Operation Bay Watch, which is aimed at providing 50,000 more eyes to undertake surveillance for injured marine life on Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.

19 November 2015
baw baw video story

Celebrating all things small, brown and slimy

On the cold slopes of Mount Baw Baw, at the southern tip of Australia’s Great Dividing Range, lives a small, brown frog who’s mating call rings out across misty gullies.

18 November 2015
Tourism Award 2

People's choice!

Melbourne Zoo was named Victoria’s Favourite Melbourne Attraction at the annual RACV Victorian Tourism Awards gala event last evening.

17 November 2015
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