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Gibbon Photo Ark

Win an overnight camp for your school at Melbourne Zoo

To celebrate The National Geographic Photo Ark photography exhibition, Melbourne Zoo is giving your school the opportunity to experience a

26 May 2017
Baboon mum Macey with son Melako

Hamadryas Baboon Birth

A Hamadryas Baboon was born on 20th May, the second baboon birth at Melbourne Zoo since 2000. 

25 May 2017
Lions preparing to move Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo YouTube Video

Lions preparing for move to Melbourne Zoo

Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo are preparing three adolescent male lions for their upcoming move to Melbourne Zoo.

24 May 2017
Maimunah and Dewi

Maimunah celebrates 31st birthday

Maimunah celebrated her birthday a day early, because today was International Biodiversity Day.

22 May 2017
Mzuri with flowers in Main drive

Memories of Mzuri

Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner has announced the very sad news that Melbourne's beloved gorilla Mzuri has died in the French zoo where he was living in a bachelor group.

17 May 2017
Gibbon Photo Ark

Melbourne Zoo to host The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this winter

In an Australian first, Melbourne Zoo's Leopard Lodge will be home to The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this winter showcasing the work of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore.

10 May 2017
Wild Dogs video

Wild Dogs move home

The African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo have moved back into their newly renovated home, checking out the facility now that a major extension has been completed.

9 May 2017
gibbons moving in YouTube video

Gibbon Greetings

Gibbons greet the day with marvelous duets: each pair develops their own signature song.

3 May 2017
Keeper Jess and Arturo the Tapir

World Tapir Day

Happy World Tapir Day, Arturo!

27 April 2017