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Melbourne Zoo

Watch the Zoo wake up these school holidays

31 December 2018

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.

Every morning, until January 29, Melbourne Zoo welcome visitors in to see just how the zoo wakes up each day.

Grab a coffee and enjoy early morning keeper talks, boogie on down at the Wiggles Frog Disco or watch the elusive platypus hunt for yabbies.

Melbourne Zoo Life Sciences Manager Adrian Howard said mornings are one of the best times to visit the zoo, giving visitors the opportunity to see keepers on their morning rounds and animals enjoying their breakfast.

“Summer is a great time to visit the zoo, and mornings are a hub of activity, providing visitors the perfect opportunity to see the keepers preparing for the day ahead,” said Mr Howard.

“Many animals are also much more active in the morning, especially during summer, and will usually be out enjoying a big feed before the day gets too hot.”

Mr Howard said that it was also a unique opportunity to listen to different keeper talks and have a chat to the knowledgeable staff.

“We’ve got some new keeper talks that you won’t see any other time of the day, from penguins to platypus, elephants, and lions.”

Melbourne Zoo early openings full morning schedule below:

  • Keeper Kids opens 8am
  • The Wiggles Frog Disco opens 8am
  • Elephant talk 8.15am
  • Lion talk 8.30am
  • Platypus 8.30am feed
  • Penguin talk 8.45am

Melbourne Zoo is open from 8am until 5pm every day until 29th January 2019.