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Melbourne Zoo




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
AGL MRU Photo 1

Zoos Victoria's AGL Marine Response Unit callouts reach new high

Zoos Victoria’s AGL Marine Response Unit (MRU) has responded to a record number of marine wildlife callouts following its busiest summer season ever.

7 March 2019
Podoscope 1

Little Penguins step-up to embrace new health care device at Melbourne Zoo

It’s one small step for a penguin, but one giant leap for marine kind.

A new device at Melbourne Zoo is enabling keepers and veterinarians to innovatively monitor the health and welfare of its Little Penguins.

27 February 2019
tiger bday

Big cats earn their stripes ahead of their 9th birthday

Two of Melbourne Zoo’s most popular residents have been earning their stripes in the training department as they approach their 9th birthday this Saturday (9 February).

Sumatran Tigers Indrah and Hutan have been participating in hand-feeding training as part of their health care.

12 February 2019

Celebrating a 'pig-culiar' Lunar New Year at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s animals were out in force today (February 5) to celebrate Lunar New Year 2019, the Year of the Pig. 

5 February 2019
Reptile Hydro Pool 1

Melbourne Zoo builds world-first water gym for reptiles

Melbourne Zoo has built a revolutionary, world-first hydro gym for its reptiles - designed to keep the animals fit and healthy.

22 January 2019
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