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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Our animals

Sumatran Orang-utan close

Sumatran Orang-utan

These ‘people of the forest’ meet us at their level in an enclosure that makes for a satisfying encounter on both sides of the glass.

Zoo highlights

Seal under water at Wild Sea

Wild Sea

Wild Sea, Melbourne Zoo’s biggest ever exhibit, showcases the natural beauty and animal inhabitants of Victoria’s coast and ocean, including penguins and seals.

Wild encounters

Sumatran Tiger

Tiger Behind the Scenes

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE Meet one of Melbourne Zoo’s three critically endangered Sumatran Tigers and the passionate keeper who cares for them. Find out about the threats facing these animals and the things that you can do to help save them.

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    What's on 26th September 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

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    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    High Tea Buffet
    High Tea at Melbourne Zoo

    Monthly on a Sunday

    Love High Teas? One Sunday each month, we are serving a delicious High Tea in the Rainforest Room. Wander the beautiful gardens, see the amazing animals, then join us and the little tamarin monkeys from 2pm. Bookings essential!

    What's on 27th September 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

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    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 28th September 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 29th September 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 30th September 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

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    Grand Final Weekend

    Friday 30 September - Saturday 1 October 2016

    Plan your AFL Grand Final weekend with a visit to the zoo.

    What's on 1st October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

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    Grand Final Weekend

    Friday 30 September - Saturday 1 October 2016

    Plan your AFL Grand Final weekend with a visit to the zoo.

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    AFL Grand Final at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 1st October 2016

    Love footy and animals? Adults and children can enjoy both this year at Melbourne Zoo!  From 12pm, we're broadcasting the AFL Grand Final action live from our Leopard Lodge event space.

    What's on 2nd October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

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    Grand Final Weekend

    Friday 30 September - Saturday 1 October 2016

    Plan your AFL Grand Final weekend with a visit to the zoo.

    AFL Grand Final banner
    AFL Grand Final at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 1st October 2016

    Love footy and animals? Adults and children can enjoy both this year at Melbourne Zoo!  From 12pm, we're broadcasting the AFL Grand Final action live from our Leopard Lodge event space.

    What's on 3rd October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 4th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 5th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

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    Turn Melbourne Orange for Orang-utans

    Tuesday 4 October 2016

    Join Lehmo and our CEO Jenny Gray at Federation Square on World Animal Day, Tuesday 4 October, as we turn Melbourne ORANGE for orang-utans in support of the clear labelling of palm oil.

    What's on 6th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 7th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 8th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 9th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 10th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 11th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 12th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

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    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 13th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

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    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 14th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 15th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 16th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

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    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 17th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 18th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 19th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    MZ-TeddyVetCheck-web620
    Teddy Vet Check at Melbourne Zoo

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

    Bring your special teddy (or plush) friend for a free Teddy Vet Check. Kids can assist our Teddy Check Team to diagnose their teddy’s ailments, bandage them up and give them special care whilst learning about how we care for the animals at Melbourne Zoo.

    What's on 20th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 21st October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    Students at gorillas
    Faith, Ethics and Conservation (Teacher PD)

    Friday 21 October 2016

    Hear from expert teachers on Faith, Education and Conservation and how Zoos Victoria can provide a vehicle for teaching Ethical Capabilities while integrating Science, Civics and Citizenship, Geography, Personal and Social Capabilities. 

    What's on 22nd October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    Students at gorillas
    Faith, Ethics and Conservation (Teacher PD)

    Friday 21 October 2016

    Hear from expert teachers on Faith, Education and Conservation and how Zoos Victoria can provide a vehicle for teaching Ethical Capabilities while integrating Science, Civics and Citizenship, Geography, Personal and Social Capabilities. 

    What's on 23rd October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 24th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    High Tea Buffet
    High Tea at Melbourne Zoo

    Monthly on a Sunday

    Love High Teas? One Sunday each month, we are serving a delicious High Tea in the Rainforest Room. Wander the beautiful gardens, see the amazing animals, then join us and the little tamarin monkeys from 2pm. Bookings essential!

    What's on 25th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 26th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 27th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 28th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 29th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 30th October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 31st October 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 1st November 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 2nd November 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 3rd November 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 4th November 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 5th November 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    What's on 6th November 2016

    Feeding Penguins at Wild Sea
    Meet the Keeper

    Daily at Melbourne Zoo

    Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.

    Act for wildlife

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    Don't Palm Us Off

    You can take action to help save orang-utans, Sumatran Elephants and Tigers. Join us at Federation Square on World Animal Day, Tuesday 4 October, as we turn Melbourne ORANGE for orang-utans in support of the clear labelling of palm oil.

     

    Act now to help Sumatran Orang-utan