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Melbourne Zoo




Kiani with parcels

Christmas is Coming

It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas at Melbourne Zoo!

Keepers are getting right into the spirit of Christmas, providing exciting treats for the animals this morning as part of their environmental enrichment program.

23 December 2016
Red Panda

Longest Summer

This will be the longest-ever summer at Melbourne Zoo.

Beginning on Boxing Day, the Zoo will be open from 8am, an hour earlier than usual, right through the holidays until the last early-opening day on January 29.

21 December 2016
Cheetah christmas

Christmas Day at the zoos

All of Victoria’s three great zoos will be open on Christmas Day.

19 December 2016
Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly House birthday

Beautiful but Brief

Butterflies live beautiful but brief lives: days, weeks, or at most a few months.

13 December 2016

Vale Chaka

Elderly lion Chaka was euthanased this morning because his age-related neurological condition had progressed rapidly over the past week, affecting his ability to move.

9 December 2016
Man Jai third birthday 1

Birthday Boy Man Jai

Overcast weather didn’t deter birthday boy Man Jai from enjoying his pool party this morning.

Keepers laid out chunks of watermelon, apples, and other fruits to form a big ‘3’ on one of the sandhills in the exhibit to mark Man Jai’s big day.

8 December 2016
dewi birthday video

Birthday Bounty

Birthday girl Dewi celebrated her sixth birthday this morning with tropical treats shared with all the orang-utan family.

Dragon fruit, rambutans, mangosteens, star fruit, red papaya, and durian were the party goodies provided by longtime Zoo partner, the Melbourne Market.

6 December 2016
Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

The Environment Group students at Firbank Grammar in Sandringham have visited the Zoo to see how some of the animals are enjoying the results of their efforts.

They are growing goodies that are enjoyed by the Giant Tortoises, Tapirs, Asian Elephants, and a variety of Primate species.

29 November 2016
Don't palm us off orang-utans

Delay on Labelling Decision Disappointing for Australians and Orang-utans

A long-awaited decision to provide Australians and New Zealanders with clear labelling of palm oil has again been delayed at a meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.

25 November 2016
Sumatran Tiger

The People's Zoo!

Victorians have voted in their thousands, and Melbourne Zoo has been named their most popular metropolitan tourism attraction for the second year in a row.

25 November 2016