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Melbourne Zoo




Muluku and his keeper

Farewell to Mukulu

Melbourne Zoo today (Wednesday, 7 November) bid a tremendously sad farewell to iconic Mukulu, the oldest male Rothschild’s Giraffe in the Australasian Region.

Born in 1995 at Perth Zoo, Mukulu lived at Melbourne Zoo since December 1996.

7 November 2018
Baw Baw Frog on fern

Breeding world-first with Baw Baw Frogs

In a world-first, Zoos Victoria has successfully bred the critically endangered Baw Baw Frog in captivity, slowing down the species’ path towards extinction.

28 October 2018

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is thrilled to announce its annual summer concert series Zoo Twilights will return in 2019.

2 October 2018
Snow Leopard licking snow

Snow arrives for Melbourne Zoo's big cats

It may be the end of the ski season for most Victorians, but Melbourne Zoo’s Snow Leopards received their first taste of snow this week, thanks to a special delivery from Buller Ski Lifts.

21 September 2018
Dream Night 2018

Melbourne Zoo to put on a night of magic

Dream Night will return to Melbourne Zoo for a night of magic and fun for families with children who have a disability.

On Saturday 13 October, the zoo will be transformed into a place of wonder for families who may otherwise find it difficult to visit the zoo during the day.

21 September 2018
Nat Geo KK1

National Geographic Photography Pop-up at Melbourne Zoo


17 September 2018
World Orang-utan Day 2018

World Orang-utan Day 2018

Bring on the monkey business, as Melbourne Zoo’s six orang-utans prepare to celebrate World Orang-utan Day this Sunday 19 August.

17 August 2018
Music for Elephants

Go Grey for World Elephant Day

Melbourne Zoo’s elephant herd have something extra special to trumpet about this Sunday because it’s World Elephant Day!

10 August 2018
Black-handed Spider Monkey Baby 3

Endangered Spider Monkey gives birth

Melbourne Zoo have welcomed a baby endangered Spider Monkey, born safely on Saturday afternoon, June 16.

21 June 2018
Man Jai as a baby

The best mums in the animal kingdom

The world is filled with many wonderful animal mums. From over-protective parents to doting aunties, they each contribute to a balanced ecosystem in their own unique way.

In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, we’ve created awards to celebrate the best mums in the animal kingdom.

30 April 2018