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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Our animals

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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

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Lemur Island

Discover what it’s like to be a lemur as you walk and play amongst these charismatic animals. Enter Lemur Island through a rainforest tunnel then head up along a boardwalk toward the ‘tree house’ to discover the wonder of the world’s rainforests.

Wild encounters

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Close-up Encounters

Melbourne Zoo's Close-up Encounters will bring you face-to-face with some of our zoo's most popular personalities.

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    What's on 28th November 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 29th November 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 November 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 7th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 8th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 9th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 10th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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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    Wild Christmas Shared Christmas Party

    Friday 9th December 2016

    Puurrrfect for small work groups looking for a unique office Christmas party venue. Guests will enjoy a night under the stars, full of fun, food, drinks and entertainment.

    What's on 11th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 12th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 13th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 14th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 15th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 16th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 17th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

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    Member Christmas Party

    Friday 16 Dec & Saturday 17 Dec (SOLD OUT)

    Christmas is coming and so is our exclusive party just for zoo members! Join us at Melbourne Zoo for a Winter Wonderland celebration. Limited tickets are available, so purchase yours today!

    Member event

    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 18th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

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    Member Christmas Party

    Friday 16 Dec & Saturday 17 Dec (SOLD OUT)

    Christmas is coming and so is our exclusive party just for zoo members! Join us at Melbourne Zoo for a Winter Wonderland celebration. Limited tickets are available, so purchase yours today!

    Member event

    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 19th December 2016

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    Zoo Members – win a $100 Meal Voucher for Lakeside Café

    21 November to 18 December 2016

    Come and enjoy Melbourne Zoo’s newly renovated Lakeside Café with a new, summer menu now available. Zoo Members can enter a competition to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers to dine again at the Lakeside Café.

    Member event

    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 20th December 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 December 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 22nd December 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 23rd December 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 December 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 25th December 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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    Christmas Day Lunch

    Sunday 25 December 2016

    Celebrate Christmas Day at Melboure Zoo. Enjoy a three course lunch, beverages, coffee, tea and petit fours in one of our Christmas themed event spaces.

    What's on 26th December 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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    Christmas Day Lunch

    Sunday 25 December 2016

    Celebrate Christmas Day at Melboure Zoo. Enjoy a three course lunch, beverages, coffee, tea and petit fours in one of our Christmas themed event spaces.

    What's on 27th December 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 December 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 December 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 December 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 December 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 January 2017

    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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