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Melbourne Zoo





Farewell Yonaton

Primate Keepers bid a sad farewell to much-loved icon Yonaton, the male Mandrill.

Yonaton arrived a Melbourne Zoo on September 2000 from the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem in 2000.

14 July 2017
Kiani with ice block

Kiani Marking a Milestone

Melbourne Zoo’s oldest female orang-utan turned 39 today.

Kiani was famous from the day she was born, as one of the twins born to mother Olga.

23 June 2017
Giraffe Makulu

The long and the short of it

Giraffe conservation organisations in Europe and the USA selected June 21st as the perfect date for World Giraffe Day because Giraffe are the world's tallest species and tomorrow is the Northern Hemisphere's longest day of the year.

21 June 2017
World Enviro Day

Melbourne Zoo celebrates World Environment Day with The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition

Minister D’Ambrosio celebrated World Environment Day today with a visit to Melbourne Zoo, and was given a preview of The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition, which, in an Austr

5 June 2017
Lion boys explore new home video

Welcome to Werribee Lions

Melbourne Zoo is delighted to welcome the three young lions from Werribee Open Range Zoo into Melbourne Zoo’s Lion Gorge.

31 May 2017
Gibbon Photo Ark

Win an overnight camp for your school at Melbourne Zoo

To celebrate The National Geographic Photo Ark photography exhibition, Melbourne Zoo is giving your school the opportunity to experience a

26 May 2017
Baboon mum Macey with son Melako

Hamadryas Baboon Birth

A Hamadryas Baboon was born on 20th May, the second baboon birth at Melbourne Zoo since 2000. 

25 May 2017
Lions preparing to move Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo YouTube Video

Lions preparing for move to Melbourne Zoo

Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo are preparing three adolescent male lions for their upcoming move to Melbourne Zoo.

24 May 2017
Maimunah and Dewi

Maimunah celebrates 31st birthday

Maimunah celebrated her birthday a day early, because today was International Biodiversity Day.

22 May 2017
Mzuri with flowers in Main drive

Memories of Mzuri

Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner has announced the very sad news that Melbourne's beloved gorilla Mzuri has died in the French zoo where he was living in a bachelor group.

17 May 2017