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Bong Su

Farewell Bong Su

Melbourne Zoo is sad to share the news of the loss of Asian Elephant bull Bong Su today.
Bong Su had been under treatment for arthritis since 2005, when he was first diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. 

9 October 2017
Wilbur with cake

Tortoise treats for Zoo's 155th birthday

Australia’s first zoo celebrated its 155th birthday today, with treats for the Zoo’s two oldest residents, Aldabra Giant Tortoises Wilbur and Little John.

6 October 2017
Mark and Tarwn

International Keeper Day

International Zoo Keepers Day is held on World Animal Day, and it’s an annual opportunity to highlight the conservation contribution of the dedicated teams caring for the amazing array of animals at Melbourne Zoo and other great zoos of the world.

4 October 2017
Leadbeater's Possum in a blanket

Victoria’s cutest creature needs a healthy home

By Alexander Weiss Aparicio, Deidre Gregorczyk, Sam Heselev, Dawei Wang

3 October 2017
Ben Folds Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights returns in 2018 with Ben Folds announced as first act

Melbourne Zoo is thrilled to announce the return of its annual summer concert series Zoo Twilights in 2018, and reveal the first artist on the 2018 lineup.

26 September 2017
Rhino Kapamba and Kelly Hobbs

World Rhino Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s male rhino Kapamba received a special treat on behalf of his species to mark World Rhino Day on Friday 22 September.

22 September 2017
Babies Quasi and Melako with their mums

Baboon baby playmates

This summer visitors to Melbourne Zoo’s Baboon Lookout will have the opportunity of watching three active and agile youngsters at play. Five-week-old Hamadryas Baboon Quasi will be a perfect playmate for four-month-old male Melako and their older sister Juju, born in May 2015.

22 September 2017
M Pavilion

Art in Nature

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC officially opened MPavilion 2016 in its new home in the Zoo’s Carousel Park this morning.

20 September 2017
Lance, Kath, giraffe cake

The sky's the limit for giraffe Harold on his ninth birthday!

Harold the giraffe held his head high at Werribee Open Range Zoo as he celebrated his ninth birthday! In honour of the occasion, Zoos Victoria’s volunteers Terri, Val and Jane made him a special cake with giraffe friendly ingredients - lucerne, giraffe pellets, celery and carrots.

19 September 2017
Bilby 1

Meet Mandu and Akea - our new Bilbies

We’d like to introduce you to our new Bilbies Mandu and Akea, the pair recently moved from Monarto Zoo in Adelaide to join us at Healesville Sanctuary.  

18 September 2017