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Binjai video licking ice block

Tigers Turning Seven

Sumatran Tigers Hutan and Indrah celebrated their 7th birthday today with a seven-layer frozen treat prepared by the Carnivore Keepers, featuring some of their favourite flavours: milk, blood, bone marrow, and chicken stock.

9 February 2017
Bong Su in the mud wallow

Bong Su's 40th Anniversary

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 40th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo today.

1 February 2017
Lunar New Year at Melbourne Zoo

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Zoo

There’s an added Asian flavor to a Zoo visit this weekend at Melbourne Zoo to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Special options have been added to the menus in two catering outlets, the Bong Su takeaway in the Asian Rainforest area and the Lakeside Café, next to the Japanese Garden.

27 January 2017
Koala and joey

Spend Australia Day at the Zoo

Come and hang out with some of Australia’s iconic wildlife friends at Zoos Victoria this Australia Day!

With events planned at Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, Australia Day at the Zoo will have even more of an Aussie accent than usual!

25 January 2017
Mr Burger

Taste of Twilights to host food trucks

A variety of delicious food and beverage options will be on offer in the Taste of Twilights zone at Melbourne Zoo.

23 January 2017
Mali birthday video

Seventh Birthday Milestone for Mali

Asian Elephant Mali took no time at all to deconstruct her birthday treat today!

Keepers put together an impressive layer ‘cake’ made up of 200kg of celery layered with lemon grass and decorated with bright coloured fruit and vegetables, featuring large white radishes as ‘candles’.

16 January 2017
Robert and Simon on browse truck

Browse Bonanza

Two Melbourne icons are working together providing browse to benefit animals.

The Abbotsford Convent is one of 15 partners donating fresh prunings enjoyed by a variety of the Zoo’s wildlife species.

13 January 2017
Kimya with birthday box

Gorilla Kimya turns 12

Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya turned 12 today, so the gorilla group enjoyed a selection of treats to celebrate.

Ice block ‘cakes’ full of healthy carrots, celery, peanuts, and other goodies were shared by Kimya and the other three gorillas.

7 January 2017
Little Penguin Miss Wing, turns two

Miss Wing Turns Two

A private plunge pool made the perfect 2nd birthday gift for Penguin Miss Wing.

3 January 2017
Lord Howe island Stick Insect Sculpture

Mini to Maxi

Lord Howe Island Stick Insects are very large in comparison to most other stick insect species.

Females are even larger than the males: up to 15cm long.

29 December 2016