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Melbourne Zoo





Pulling out the popcorn for Binturongs

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating World Binturong Day this week, aimed at generating awareness about a vulnerable species that smells fascinatingly just like popcorn!

15 May 2019

Melbourne Storm star player pledges support for Sumatran Tigers

Melbourne Storm rugby league premiership player Josh Addo-Carr will take time out from preparations for this week’s clash against the West Tigers to visit Melbourne Zoo and “adopt” a critically endangered Sumatran Tiger.

14 May 2019

A banquet fit for a trio of kings

Melbourne Zoo’s trio of African Wild Dog brothers have celebrated their birthday in style, being treated to a feast of enrichment for their seventh birthdays this week.

3 May 2019

Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary celebrate World Vet Day

Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary are celebrating World Vet Day today (27 April) and for the first time ever, have released a selection of fascinating X-rays featuring some of Australia’s most iconic native animals.

28 April 2019

A full bill of health for Melbourne Zoo's star breeder Floppy

As Melbourne Zoo’s sole male Brown-nosed Coati, Floppy knows what it’s like to be outnumbered by the females of his species.

However, it’s this solo male status that’s seen him become the most successful Coati breeder in the Australasian region.

26 April 2019

Easter celebrations generate 'egg-citement' at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s animals are ‘egg-cited’ for Easter, with animals of all shapes and sizes joining in a variety of Easter festivities this week.

18 April 2019
Arturo scratch 1

A birthday pampering for Melbourne Zoo's prehistoric species

We all love being pampered, regardless of our age, and that includes one of the oldest animal species in existence - the tapir.

4 April 2019
Blood Collection 1

Special keeper-seal bond leads to medical breakthrough at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating a medical breakthrough. For the first time ever, keepers and vets have obtained voluntary blood samples from the front flipper of resident Long-nosed fur seal, Iha.

4 April 2019
Kanzi Birthday 1

Growing Melbourne Zoo treasure turns four

Melbourne Zoo’s much-adored, young Western Lowland Gorilla, Kanzi, turns four this week and that means special treats from keepers and volunteers.

14 March 2019
Hutan Dental 2

Big cat scan shows off extraordinary incisors at Melbourne Zoo

X-rays of one Melbourne Zoo’s Sumatran tigers have provided a rare look at the impressive teeth of this critically endangered species.

12 March 2019