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Melbourne Zoo




Baw Baw Frog- the search for a female video

National Baw Baw Frog Day

The 18th of November is a momentous day in history.

18 November 2016
Green team receiving award

The Toast of Melbourne

Melbourne Zoo is the toast of Melbourne after it received the Melbourne Award for successfully reducing its environmental footprint.

14 November 2016
Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase

Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase

Animals large and small have been given a helping hand thanks to an enthusiastic group of pre-school and primary students.

11 November 2016
Tiger Travel

Tiger Travel

Sumatran Tiger Binjai travelled across the Zoo this morning, with a visit to the Veterinary Surgery on the way.

31 October 2016
Malu sends email video

Orang-utan Malu demands palm oil labelling

Sumatran Orang-utan Malu created history this morning when he became the first orang-utan to send an email

Malu’s email was a cry for help to prevent his species from becoming extinct in the wild.

27 October 2016
Moving Meo

Moving Meo

How do you move a Snow Leopard?

Carefully and caringly were the watchwords this morning when Carnivore Department Keepers moved Snow Leopard Meo from her night den in Big Cat Row to the new custom-designed facility where she will spend the next year.

24 October 2016
Zoo Twilights

Melbourne Zoo announces stellar Zoo Twilights line-up

Zoo Twilights fans will be impressed with Melbourne Zoo’s 2017 Zoo Twilights summer 2017 music program. The concert series will run from Friday 27 January to Saturday 11 March 2017.

19 October 2016
Leopard Ridge announcement

Leopard Ridge Announcement

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has announced details of the next big development at Melbourne Zoo: Leopard Ridge, due to open in December 2017.

18 October 2016
Signing for Santan

Signing for Santan

Today is Santan's birthday and all he wants for his 39-year celebration is for you to sign the petition for clear palm oil labelling.

12 October 2016
Melbourne Zoo turns 154

Melbourne Zoo turns 154

Another amazing year is being added today to the long history of Australia’s first zoo.

Zoo staff and volunteers gathered in the Main Drive to enjoy sharing the 154th birthday cake.

6 October 2016