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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
Mark and Tarwn

International Keeper Day

International Zoo Keepers Day is held on World Animal Day, and it’s an annual opportunity to highlight the conservation contribution of the dedicated teams caring for the amazing array of animals at Melbourne Zoo and other great zoos of the world.

4 October 2017
Ben Folds Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights returns in 2018 with Ben Folds announced as first act

Melbourne Zoo is thrilled to announce the return of its annual summer concert series Zoo Twilights in 2018, and reveal the first artist on the 2018 lineup.

26 September 2017
Babies Quasi and Melako with their mums

Baboon baby playmates

This summer visitors to Melbourne Zoo’s Baboon Lookout will have the opportunity of watching three active and agile youngsters at play. Five-week-old Hamadryas Baboon Quasi will be a perfect playmate for four-month-old male Melako and their older sister Juju, born in May 2015.

22 September 2017
M Pavilion

Art in Nature

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC officially opened MPavilion 2016 in its new home in the Zoo’s Carousel Park this morning.

20 September 2017
Kelly and Seba

International Red Panda Day

Zoos and other conservation organisations around the world put the spotlight on Red Pandas on Saturday to highlight the urgent need to protect them in the wild.

18 September 2017
Two chicks

Penguin Pupils

The first two chicks of the 2017 breeding season are getting ready to join the Wild Sea Penguin colony.

14 September 2017
Box with Vanessa

Vanessa's Domain

Melbourne Zoo has marked National Threatened Species Day by opening an important new facility to support the species survival breeding program for the Lord Howe Island Stick Insects, one of Zoos Victoria’s 21 Fighting Extinction priority species.

7 September 2017
Joel Sartore

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore to visit Australia this month to continue his work on The Photo Ark

We are thrilled to announce that National Geographic photographer and founder of The Photo Ark, Joel Sartore, is returning to Australia this month to continue his work on The Photo Ark and attempt to photograph the elusive Leadbeater’s Possum at Healesvi

18 August 2017
Tarwin receiving treatment

Arthritic Animals

It’s not only people feeling the painful pangs of arthritis in this wintry weather – some animals at Melbourne Zoo also need treatment to keep them comfortable.

9 August 2017