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Melbourne Zoo




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

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
wild dogs youtube video

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
Saving Our Seals

Saving Our Seals

Tune into Channel Nine at 7:30pm tonight (Friday 3 March) to learn about the plight of seals and watch the AGL Marine Response Unit in action in the Nine News Special, Saving Our Seals.

3 March 2017
Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara cancel Australian tour including Zoo Twilights

We are saddened to announce that due to health concerns, Tegan and Sara have had to cancel their Australian tour, including their Zoo Twilights show at Melbourne Zoo on Wednesday 8th March.

2 March 2017
When Balloons Fly, video

When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die

Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks have joined forces to urge Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at their next outdoor events.

22 February 2017
Jenny Gray speaking to 730 Report

For Transparency, Fairness, and Health, it's Time to Label

As politicians across the country begin a new parliamentary year, Zoos Victoria has called on the nation’s health ministers to clearly label vegetable oils such as palm oil.

20 February 2017