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Changing Places

Melbourne Zoo is constantly changing, with new and upgraded surroundings for both the wildlife and Zoo visitors.

A very special new facility opened this morning that will ensure that the Zoo is more accessible and convenient than ever for all Victorians and visitors to the State.

21 September 2015
Mum and joey kangaroo

Name our adorable new joey

Healesville Sanctuary’s newest yet-to-be named Red Kangaroo joey has just popped its head out of mum Kiara’s pouch. Keepers don’t know whether it’s a girl or boy but it will be popping in and out of the pouch over the school holidays.

21 September 2015
World of Frogs at MZ

Amazing Amphibians

It’s going to be all about amazing amphibians at the Zoo this spring, starting tomorrow with the reopening of the completely renovated World of Frogs.  

18 September 2015
Giraffe Harold Birthday

Happy Birthday Harold!

Giraffe Harold will mark his seventh birthday on 19 September at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To mark the occasion he enjoyed an early birthday treat with the herd, a bouquet of wattle – a giraffe favourite and an excellent way to mark the start of spring.

18 September 2015
Jess wedge-tailed eagle

Sanctuary's oldest animal turns 44

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal, turning 44 today. He has performed more than 350,000 flybys in the spectacular Spirits of the Sky presentation.
16 September 2015
Red Kangaroo Joey

Kiara's on baby watch

In exciting news, our keepers and visitors at Healesville Sanctuary have just started spotting our Red Kangaroo, Kiara’s first ever joey popping its head out of her pouch.

15 September 2015
Bush stone curlew babies

Spring time is baby time

Healesville Sanctuary’s wildlife hospital is a Baby Burrow this spring!
15 September 2015


Our friends at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in conjunction with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation are creating hope through art with a free outdoor charity art exhibition, hopforhope.

15 September 2015
Mail elephant

Kids visit free during ANZ Zoo Month

September is ANZ Zoo Month at Melbourne Zoo and thanks to our partnership with ANZ, if you are an ANZ customer kids will receive free entry throughout the month of September.

15 September 2015
Don't palm us off orang-utans

Zoos Victoria welcomes historic ruling

Zoos Victoria has welcomed reports the historic legal case against palm oil company PT Kallista Alam for illegally burning the Leuser Ecosystem’s Tripa Peat Swamps has been won.

14 September 2015