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Kimya with birthday box

Gorilla Kimya turns 12

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.

7 January 2017
Little Penguin Miss Wing, turns two

Miss Wing Turns Two

A private plunge pool made the perfect 2nd birthday gift for Penguin Miss Wing.

3 January 2017
Lord Howe island Stick Insect Sculpture

Mini to Maxi

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.

29 December 2016
Kiani with parcels

Christmas is Coming

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.

23 December 2016
Red Panda

Longest Summer

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.

21 December 2016
Cheetah christmas

Christmas Day at the zoos

All of Victoria’s three great zoos will be open on Christmas Day.

19 December 2016
Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly House birthday

Beautiful but Brief

Butterflies live beautiful but brief lives: days, weeks, or at most a few months.

13 December 2016
Chaka

Vale Chaka

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.

9 December 2016
Man Jai third birthday 1

Birthday Boy Man Jai

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.

8 December 2016
dewi birthday video

Birthday Bounty

Birthday girl Dewi celebrated her sixth birthday this morning with tropical treats shared with all the orang-utan family.

Dragon fruit, rambutans, mangosteens, star fruit, red papaya, and durian were the party goodies provided by longtime Zoo partner, the Melbourne Market.

6 December 2016