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Melbourne Zoo




LHISI baby

Another step back from the brink for the stick insect

Six tiny nymphs just hatched at Melbourne Zoo represent a more secure future for an amazing insect species that was thought to be extinct for almost 80 years.

2 November 2017
Dream Night

One magical night for kids with disability

On Saturday Night Melbourne Zoo opened its doors to Victorian families to experience Dream Night.

In its inaugural year, Dream Night welcomed more than 500 families of children with disability for one magical night of fun at Melbourne Zoo!

30 October 2017
World Lemur Day - lead

World Lemur Day

Primate Keepers will be celebrating World Lemur Day on Sunday at the Zoo’s new Lemur Island exhibit, with extra treats for the Lemurs and extra talks for visitors at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30.

Lemurs are prosimians, the planet’s first primates, evolved before monkeys and apes.

27 October 2017
Bong Su

The facts about Bong Su’s life

1. Bong Su came to Melbourne Zoo as a three-year-old orphaned elephant calf in 1977. His mother, Mina, died in the Kuala Krau elephant refuge from severe liver fluke infection. At the request of the Malaysian government, Bong Su was rehomed to Melbourne Zoo.            

25 October 2017
world gibbon day video

International Gibbon Day

Precious primates with a precarious future are in the spotlight worldwide today as zoos and other conservation organisations draw attention to the threats facing them in the wild.   

24 October 2017
Lions looking at cake

Trio turns two

The three young male African Lions that arrived at the Zoo in May turned two today.

Carnivore Keeper Steve created a multi-layered ice birthday cake featuring favourite flavours, such as chicken, fish, milk, and blood, with two beef ribs as ‘candles’.

20 October 2017
Zoo Twilights 2018 lineup

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo announces 2018 lineup

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo have announced their full lineup for their annual summer concert series.

17 October 2017
Santan with Happy Birthday banner

Sumatran Orang-utan Santan turns 40

Sumatran Orang-utan Santan turned 40 today, and Keepers helped him celebrate with gifts and treats.

12 October 2017
Bong Su

Farewell Bong Su

Melbourne Zoo is sad to share the news of the loss of Asian Elephant bull Bong Su today.
Bong Su had been under treatment for arthritis since 2005, when he was first diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. 

9 October 2017
Wilbur with cake

Tortoise treats for Zoo's 155th birthday

Australia’s first zoo celebrated its 155th birthday today, with treats for the Zoo’s two oldest residents, Aldabra Giant Tortoises Wilbur and Little John.

6 October 2017