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Phasmids going global

Eggs laid at Melbourne Zoo are now hatching in California!

And not just any eggs: these are the eggs of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect! The species believed to be extinct for 80 years is getting a new lease on life.

8 February 2016
Blaze the Tasmanian Devil

A devil with the ladies

February marks the beginning of Tasmanian Devil breeding season, which has kept our devil keepers busy as they go about the diificult task of pairing males and females together. Each devil pairing is comprehensively planned to ensure the best genetic diversity for future genera

5 February 2016
Bong Su anniversary arrival

Bong Su anniversary arrival

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 39th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo with a picnic and mud bath today.

Currently the largest animal in Australia at 4,730kg, when he arrived from a refuge in Malaysia he was just a small calf, about three years old.

1 February 2016
sarah-rohan

Flying Phasmids

There will be an extra 300 VIPs on the Qantas flight to L.A. tomorrow.

28 January 2016
baby turtles

What the shell?

After waiting with bated breath, the team at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre have welcomed the much anticipated arrival of eleven adorable baby turtles.

27 January 2016
San Cisco

Another Zoo Twilights show sell out

With just two sleeps before the Melbourne Zoo Twilight series kicks off Perth’s San Cisco and Brisbane’s Last Dinosaurs show is now sold out with many of the other shows including The Waifs, José González, John Butler Trio, and Birds of Tokyo also selling out before the series begins!

27 January 2016
Koala Aus Day

Planning your Australia Day visit to Zoos Victoria

Victoria's three zoos are open for business this Australia Day and offer the perfect opportunity to get up close with native Australian wildlife.

25 January 2016
Meerkat Vet check - 1

Meerkat Vet check

The Zoo’s youngest Meerkat had a date with the Vet this morning!

Head Vet Dr. Michael Lynch checked out the 10-week-old and gave him one of a series of vaccinations.

19 January 2016
Aus Open Ballkids feeding kangaroo

Aussie Open Ball Kids meet Aussie Icons

Eighteen excited Woolworths Ballkids enjoyed their last rest day before the Australian Open begins by visiting Melbourne Zoo today

17 January 2016
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Milestone for Mali

Mali made history the moment she was born six years ago today: the first-ever elephant calf birth at Melbourne Zoo.

16 January 2016