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Melbourne Zoo




Lions looking at cake

Trio turns two

The three young male African Lions that arrived at the Zoo in May turned two today.

Carnivore Keeper Steve created a multi-layered ice birthday cake featuring favourite flavours, such as chicken, fish, milk, and blood, with two beef ribs as ‘candles’.

20 October 2017
Zoo Twilights 2018 lineup

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo announces 2018 lineup

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo have announced their full lineup for their annual summer concert series.

17 October 2017
Santan with Happy Birthday banner

Sumatran Orang-utan Santan turns 40

Sumatran Orang-utan Santan turned 40 today, and Keepers helped him celebrate with gifts and treats.

12 October 2017
Bong Su

Farewell Bong Su

Melbourne Zoo is sad to share the news of the loss of Asian Elephant bull Bong Su today.
Bong Su had been under treatment for arthritis since 2005, when he was first diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. 

9 October 2017
Wilbur with cake

Tortoise treats for Zoo's 155th birthday

Australia’s first zoo celebrated its 155th birthday today, with treats for the Zoo’s two oldest residents, Aldabra Giant Tortoises Wilbur and Little John.

6 October 2017
Mark and Tarwn

International Keeper Day

International Zoo Keepers Day is held on World Animal Day, and it’s an annual opportunity to highlight the conservation contribution of the dedicated teams caring for the amazing array of animals at Melbourne Zoo and other great zoos of the world.

4 October 2017
Ben Folds Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights returns in 2018 with Ben Folds announced as first act

Melbourne Zoo is thrilled to announce the return of its annual summer concert series Zoo Twilights in 2018, and reveal the first artist on the 2018 lineup.

26 September 2017
Babies Quasi and Melako with their mums

Baboon baby playmates

This summer visitors to Melbourne Zoo’s Baboon Lookout will have the opportunity of watching three active and agile youngsters at play. Five-week-old Hamadryas Baboon Quasi will be a perfect playmate for four-month-old male Melako and their older sister Juju, born in May 2015.

22 September 2017
M Pavilion

Art in Nature

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC officially opened MPavilion 2016 in its new home in the Zoo’s Carousel Park this morning.

20 September 2017
Kelly and Seba

International Red Panda Day

Zoos and other conservation organisations around the world put the spotlight on Red Pandas on Saturday to highlight the urgent need to protect them in the wild.

18 September 2017