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World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day was like Christmas for the six orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo, enjoying boxes of special treats.

Children who visited were also treated to temporary tattoos and a chance to have orang-utan-themed face painting.

19 August 2016
Close-up and personal

Close-up and personal

Melbourne Zoo’s range of Close-up Encounters gives visitors a chance to book a time to meet and greet some awesome animals and their Keepers.

17 August 2016
Vale willow

Vale Willow

Asian Elephant calf Willow, born on June 15, has passed away, and everyone at Melbourne Zoo is grieving this sad loss.

2 August 2016
Sumatran Orang-utan Menyarus birthday melbourne zoo web620

Time to help prevent habitat loss

Sumatra’s tropical forests are toppling, being replaced by oil palm plantations.

The continuing expansion of the palm oil industry there and elsewhere in South-East Asia is at the expense of the rain forest habitat, and it’s robbing wildlife of their homes.

29 July 2016
Kianis Birthday Wish YouTube video

Kiani's Birthday Wish

As Melbourne Zoo Orangutan, Kiani, celebrates her 38th birthday today, she has one message to our nation’s politicians ‘label palm oil’.

Kiani is one of six Orangutans at Melbourne Zoo who are ambassadors for the plight of their wild cousins in Sumatra and Borneo.

24 June 2016
Red Panda twins

Red Panda twins

Red Panda twins born almost six months ago at Melbourne Zoo are now beginning to become more active and visible.

Mother Roshani gave birth on December 10, but it is usual for Red Panda cubs to spend a long time in the nest while they are still nursing from their mothers.

3 June 2016
Support Palm Oil labelling

Australians and New Zealanders Agree: Palm Oil Should Be Labelled

The majority of Australians and New Zealand agree that palm oil should be labelled on food products and expect their Governments to mandate it according to recent polling.

27 May 2016
Juju's first birthday at Melbourne Zoo

Baboon beats the odds

Baby baboon Juju celebrated her first birthday this morning, thanks to the dedicated Keepers and Vets who pulled her through the first very difficult weeks of her life.

24 May 2016
Num-oi training video

The final countdown

The countdown is well and truly underway at Melbourne Zoo with mum-to-be Num-Oi entering the final stages of her 22-month pregnancy.

23 May 2016
Birthday wishes

Birthday wishes

World Biodiversity Day was the perfect opportunity to hold a birthday party for Maimunah!

Maimunah, her mate Santan, and their five-year-old daughter Dewi all enjoyed the parcels prepared by their Keepers, including a variety of dried fruits and nuts.

23 May 2016