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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
Expectant Elephant

Expectant elephant

The Zoo is gearing up for the exciting event of another elephant birth.

Num-Oi is reaching the end of her 22-month pregnancy, and her due date is expected to be some time between December 31st and January 20th.

21 December 2012
Peccary Twins

Peccary twins

Two tiny Collared Peccaries trotting alongside their mother have made their public debut.

Jave gave birth to the twins on November 24th, and their first weeks were spent bonding with her in the night quarters.

15 December 2012
Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria 2012

Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria

What a year it has been! 

We continued to grow our fighting extinction efforts for threatened wildlife here in Australia and abroad, and Melbourne Zoo turned 150. What better way to say thanks to all our supporters than with a look at the year that was!

13 December 2012
Zoos Victoria logo

Zoos Victoria statement on Laverton Knackery

Zoos Victoria has ceased all supply arrangements with Laverton Knackery following the presentation of evidence from Animals Australia showing inhumane treatment of horses at their premise.

12 December 2012
Dewi Turns Rwo

Dewi turns two

Baby Sumatran Orang-utan Dewi has celebrated her birthday with a special gluten-free cake and toys.

She also enjoyed the festively-wrapped gift and treat boxes!

7 December 2012