Christmas came early at the Zoo this year, with some festive packaging giving a holiday feel to the treats provided for some of the animals. Melbourne Zoo Keepers provide a variety of treats to the wildlife in their care every day of the year as part of the extensive enrichment program. Just a reminder also to visitors, that the zoo is open every day of the year, including all public holidays such as Christmas Day.
Five Eastern Barred Bandicoots are the first inhabitants of a new predator-proof enclosure at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Three female and two male bandicoots were released into the zoo’s new 4ha native grassland precinct, Australian Journey last night.
We continued to grow our fighting extinction efforts for threatened wildlife here in Australia and abroad, and Melbourne Zoo turned 150. What better way to say thanks to all our supporters than with a look at the year that was!
On Thursday 25 October, the entire herd of unique elephant sculptures were sold at a spectacular auction event raising more than $450,000 to contribute to Zoos Victoria’s wildlife conservation efforts.
There were some strange squeaking sounds coming from Melbourne Zoo's Reptile House last week.... This was music to the ears of our reptile team who have been eagerly awaiting the hatching of baby Philippine Crocodiles!
It has been many years since Melbourne Zoo has hosted the impressive Hercules moth. A recent delivery of young caterpillars from Queensland can currently be seen in the lifecycle display inside our Butterfly House.