Lions are top-order predators, but conservation experts have recently classified the species as being 'Vulnerable' in the wild. They estimate that only 16,000 to 30,000 are surviving in sub-Saharan Africa and in a small, isolated population in the Gir Forest in India.
The Butterfly House offers one of the zoo’s most loved – and magical – experiences. Immerse yourself in the lush vegetation that is home to hundreds of spectacularly coloured native butterflies.
Upcoming events not to be missed at Melbourne Zoo
Saturday 11 November & Sunday 12 November
Join the stars of DreamWorks Trolls, Poppy and Branch, for a fun-filled weekend with loads of activities for the whole family.
Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
That's right Christmas is coming and so is our exclusive party just for zoo members !
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.
Friday, 20th of October, 2017
Join us for a day gathering the knowledge and support to connect your school community to marine conservation through Zoos Victoria's Marine Debris Monitoring Project.