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Melbourne Zoo




Ongard turns six

Ongard turns six

The first-ever male Asian Elephant to be born at Melbourne Zoo turns six today.

Ongard’s birth on September 10, 2010, was less than a year after the January birth of Mali, not only Melbourne Zoo’s first calf but also Australia’s first-ever female calf.  

10 September 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog

Threatened Species Day 2016

Some of Australia's most endangered species have had a big boost thanks to results announced to commemorate National Threatened Species Day at Zoos Victoria.

6 September 2016
Lord Howe Female - Mark Bushell

International Insurance for Phasmids

Bristol Zoo in England has succeeded in beginning a breeding program for the critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insects, or Phasmids.

In November Melbourne Zoo sent 300 eggs hatched here to Bristol Zoo, and of those 300 eggs, 212 hatched out.

5 September 2016
Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

See what it’s like to meet these Melbourne Zoo VIPs on the Postcards program coming up this Friday, featuring Channel 9 News presenters Peter Hitchener and Livinia Nixon experiencing some of the Close-up Encounter opportunities at Melbourne Zoo.

24 August 2016
Siamang Gibbons new island home video

Shifting Swinging Singing Siamangs

Siamangs Sampit and her mate Isidor have moved house!

Their new domain is the island in the lake bordered by the Japanese Garden and Lakeside Cafe Terrace.

24 August 2016
Pregnancy for Petre

Vale Petre

Melbourne Zoo is sad to announce the death of Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre.

At age 32, Petre was considered to be an old individual.

Wild Seas Manager Marcia Salverson says that ‘Anything past 20 is regarded as old for this species.

23 August 2016

Love your zoos? Vote for us!

The annual RACV Victorian Tourism People's Choice Awards are now open and you can vote for your zoos as your favourite attraction! You can vote for Melbourne Zoo as the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Metropolitan Attraction Experience and Healesville Sanctuary for People’s Choice Award for Favourite Regional Attraction Experience.

19 August 2016
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