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Joel Sartore

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore to visit Australia this month to continue his work on The Photo Ark

We are thrilled to announce that National Geographic photographer and founder of The Photo Ark, Joel Sartore, is returning to Australia this month to continue his work on The Photo Ark and attempt to photograph the elusive Leadbeater’s Possum at Healesvi

18 August 2017
Tarwin receiving treatment

Arthritic Animals

It’s not only people feeling the painful pangs of arthritis in this wintry weather – some animals at Melbourne Zoo also need treatment to keep them comfortable.

9 August 2017
Malu wtih streamers

Malu turns Fourteen

Sumatran Orang-utan Malu celebrated his 14th birthday on Saturday with special gifts, streamers and bubbles! Plus a special coconut water ice block cake!

31 July 2017

Farewell Yonaton

Primate Keepers bid a sad farewell to much-loved icon Yonaton, the male Mandrill.

Yonaton arrived a Melbourne Zoo on September 2000 from the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem in 2000.

14 July 2017
Kiani with ice block

Kiani Marking a Milestone

Melbourne Zoo’s oldest female orang-utan turned 39 today.

Kiani was famous from the day she was born, as one of the twins born to mother Olga.

23 June 2017
Giraffe Makulu

The long and the short of it

Giraffe conservation organisations in Europe and the USA selected June 21st as the perfect date for World Giraffe Day because Giraffe are the world's tallest species and tomorrow is the Northern Hemisphere's longest day of the year.

21 June 2017
World Enviro Day

Melbourne Zoo celebrates World Environment Day with The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition

Minister D’Ambrosio celebrated World Environment Day today with a visit to Melbourne Zoo, and was given a preview of The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition, which, in an Austr

5 June 2017
Lion boys explore new home video

Welcome to Werribee Lions

Melbourne Zoo is delighted to welcome the three young lions from Werribee Open Range Zoo into Melbourne Zoo’s Lion Gorge.

31 May 2017
Gibbon Photo Ark

Win an overnight camp for your school at Melbourne Zoo

To celebrate The National Geographic Photo Ark photography exhibition, Melbourne Zoo is giving your school the opportunity to experience a

26 May 2017
Baboon mum Macey with son Melako

Hamadryas Baboon Birth

A Hamadryas Baboon was born on 20th May, the second baboon birth at Melbourne Zoo since 2000. 

25 May 2017