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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
Music for Elephants

Go Grey for World Elephant Day

Melbourne Zoo’s elephant herd have something extra special to trumpet about this Sunday because it’s World Elephant Day!

10 August 2018
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