Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Our animals

Asian Elephant Mali

Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant was once widespread throughout Asia. However, loss of habitat and poaching has forced remaining populations into heavily forested, inaccessible regions in south and South-East Asia. Countries in which the Asian Elephant may be found include Sri Lanka, Laos, Thailand, Burma, China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia (on the island of Sumatra) and Cambodia. There may be fewer than 53,000 animals remaining throughout Asia and the wild population is decreasing.

Zoo highlights

Girl viewing Orang-utan Sanctuary

Orang-utan Sanctuary

At our Orang-utan Sanctuary, you can visit the orang-utans in their treetop home. Walk the elevated boardwalk and watch them behave as they would in the wild: climbing, swinging, nesting and feeding high off the ground.

Wild encounters

Roar n Snore

Roar 'n' snore

Wake in the morning to the calls of gibbons and birds and enjoy breakfast before a chance to meet the keepers and experience up-close animal encounters and life behind-the-scenes.

What's on at Melbourne Zoo

What's on 27th April 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 28th April 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 29th April 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 30th April 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 1st May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 2nd May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 3rd May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 4th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 5th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 6th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 7th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 8th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 9th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 10th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 11th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 12th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 13th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 14th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 15th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 16th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 17th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 18th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 19th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 20th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 21st May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 22nd May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 23rd May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 24th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 25th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 26th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 27th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 28th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 29th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 30th May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

What's on 31st May 2015

Meet the keeper

Daily at Melbourne Zoo

What's new this autumn

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Wombat’s Secret Maze

Opens Saturday 28th March - Sunday 31st May, 2015

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