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Melbourne Zoo




early mornings

Watch the Zoo wake up these school holidays

Do seals have the worst morning breath? Do lions have the craziest bed hair? Early morning visitors to Melbourne Zoo can discover the answers, and more, as the zoo opens its gates from 8am these school holidays.

31 December 2018

Melbourne Zoo's Newest Arrivals Ready to Roar

Melbourne Zoo has twice as many reasons to roar now that it has welcomed two lion boys from Werribee Open Range Zoo.

17 December 2018

The Zoo's all a flutter as an icon turns 33

Melbourne Zoo’s iconic Butterfly House today celebrates its 33rd anniversary, and its visionary display continues to awe visitors the way it did when its doors first opened.

17 December 2018
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