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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.
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.
A private plunge pool made the perfect 2nd birthday gift for Penguin Miss Wing.
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.
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.
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.
All of Victoria’s three great zoos will be open on Christmas Day.
Butterflies live beautiful but brief lives: days, weeks, or at most a few months.
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.
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.
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