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Kiani with ice block

Kiani Marking a Milestone

Melbourne Zoo’s oldest female orang-utan turned 39 today.

Kiani was famous from the day she was born, as one of the twins born to mother Olga.

23 June 2017
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A Fix for a Frogmouth

The vet team at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre is kept busy every day, not only looking after all the animals in our collection, but also caring for the many wild patients brought to us after being found sick, injured or orphaned.

22 June 2017
Giraffe Makulu

The long and the short of it

Giraffe conservation organisations in Europe and the USA selected June 21st as the perfect date for World Giraffe Day because Giraffe are the world's tallest species and tomorrow is the Northern Hemisphere's longest day of the year.

21 June 2017
Elephant

2017 Annual Giving Program

Our elephants need a pedicure; our Mountain Pygmy-possums need nectar and the tigers are due for a trip to the dentist!

6 June 2017
Skink

Preparing our skinks for their big winter sleep

Did you know that we have some very special species at Healesville Sanctuary that hibernate?

The Sanctuary is home to two very special hibernating skink species, the Guthega and Alpine She-Oak Skinks, and our keepers are starting their winter preparation this weekend.

5 June 2017
World Enviro Day

Melbourne Zoo celebrates World Environment Day with The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition

Minister D’Ambrosio celebrated World Environment Day today with a visit to Melbourne Zoo, and was given a preview of The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition, which, in an Austr

5 June 2017
Lion boys explore new home video

Welcome to Werribee Lions

Melbourne Zoo is delighted to welcome the three young lions from Werribee Open Range Zoo into Melbourne Zoo’s Lion Gorge.

31 May 2017
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15 Surprising Facts About Our Aussie Animals

You probably know emus can’t fly, but did you know they can’t walk backwards? Here are 15 surprising facts about our Aussie animals that you probably didn’t know…

29 May 2017
Gibbon Photo Ark

Win an overnight camp for your school at Melbourne Zoo

To celebrate The National Geographic Photo Ark photography exhibition, Melbourne Zoo is giving your school the opportunity to experience a

26 May 2017
Baboon mum Macey with son Melako

Hamadryas Baboon Birth

A Hamadryas Baboon was born on 20th May, the second baboon birth at Melbourne Zoo since 2000. 

25 May 2017