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Southern Corroboree Frog on ferns

School students to get up close to Southern Corroboree Frog

School students now have a unique way to get up close with the Southern Corroboree Frog as part of education programs offered at Melbourne Zoo.

26 April 2017
Penguin chicks in nesting box

Protecting Precious Penguins

Penguins at Melbourne Zoo are expanding their role as ambassadors for their wild cousins. Now they are ‘Poster Penguins’ for the new community conservation campaign: ‘When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die’.

21 April 2017
Sarah and baboon Qetesh

Baboon health checks

Melbourne Zoo’s Vets and Primate Keepers have had a very busy day examining 11 Hamadryas Baboons.

And Primate Keepers suspected that six-year-old Qetesh might be pregnant.

13 April 2017
Southern Corroboree Frog with eggs

A small boost for wild Southern Corroboree Frog population

Thanks to the hard work of the Southern Corroboree Frog Recovery Team, 360 frogs were released back to the wilds of Kosciuszko National Park in March.

5 April 2017
ANZ competition elephants

Win a family trip to Borneo with ANZ

ANZ and Melbourne Zoo are giving you and your family a chance to win a once in a lifetime RAW Wildlife tour of Borneo with a Melbourne Zoo Elephant Keeper!

4 April 2017
Mpavillion at Melbourne Zoo

MPavilion 2016 Gifted to Melbourne Zoo

The 2016 MPavilion has been gifted to the Zoo and is being relocated from its original site at the Queen Victoria Gardens.

31 March 2017
Vang the White-cheeked Gibbon

Farewell to Vang

Primate Keepers bid a very sad farewell today to a much-loved Zoo icon, Vang, the female White-cheeked Gibbon.

Vang arrived at Melbourne Zoo on January 18, 1981, when she was donated by a member of the public.

28 March 2017
Snow Leopard Leon in Vet Clinic

Snow Leopard Vet Visit

Snow Leopard Leon visited the Zoo’s veterinary surgery this morning for treatment of a broken canine tooth.   

Veterinary dental specialist Dr. Steve Coles found that the nerve of Leon’s broken tooth was still alive, so he didn’t need to perform a root canal filling.

16 March 2017
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Gorilla birthday - Kanzi's wish list

Kanzi celebrated her second birthday this morning, sharing her party treats with mother Kimya, father Otana, and ‘auntie’ Yuska.

Primate Keepers were well prepared for the party, with boxes for Kanzi to open and play with, goodies such as nuts and sultanas, and an icy birthday cake.

14 March 2017
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Precious Pack

Four African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo are experiencing new surroundings after being moved ‘next door’ this morning to make way for the builders!

3 March 2017