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Melbourne Zoo




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
Hack the Zoo Reimagining Frogs

Melbourne Zoo launches Melbourne Knowledge Week Program ‘Hack the Zoo: Reimagining frogs’

Today Melbourne Zoo in collaboration with City of Melbourne unveiled Hack the Zoo: Reimagining frogs one of many events part of the exciting 2018 Melbourne Knowledge Week program.

5 April 2018
Louise the EBB

Bouncing back from the brink

It’s thanks to the shelter of some car wrecks at the Hamilton tip and the hard work of so many dedicated conservationists that the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots haven’t vanished forever.

28 March 2018
Kanzi birthday gift

Third birthday for gorilla Kanzi

Baby gorillas all have a built-in P-plate: it’s the white dot on their backsides, the sign that they’re just babies, so the adults need to cut them a lot of slack when it comes to manners!

14 March 2018
Lion with ball

Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife

Zoos Victoria and RSPCA Victoria are joining forces on a campaign aimed at protecting wildlife and keeping cats safe and happy.

27 February 2018
School children with whale

Beached whale on view

A nine-metre long whale is spending the weekend at Melbourne Zoo.

Neither the seals nor the elephants are keen on sharing their pools, and the otter pool is far too small, so the whale will be beached on a lawn near the Reptile House!

16 February 2018
Centralian Blue-tongue Lizards

Lovely lizards

Reptile Keepers are celebrating the Zoo’s first-ever success in breeding Centralian Blue-tongued Skinks.

Keepers are especially excited because this species is rarely bred in zoos. They give birth to live young, rather than lay eggs.

14 February 2018
LHISI legs showing heart shapes

Loveable footsteps

The Zoo will be in Valentine’s mode all this week, with Keepers wearing ‘I Love Wildlife’ stickers and handing them out to visitors who come to hear Keeper Talks.

Of all the Zoo’s 250+ wildlife species, one of the smallest makes an ideal Valentine’s Ambassador.

12 February 2018
Baby baboon Gana and mum Grace

Baby baboon bonanza

A fourth beautiful baby has joined the Hamadryas Baboon troop at Melbourne Zoo.

8 February 2018