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Num-Oi and her baby boy

It's a boy!

Melbourne Zoo's Asian Elephant Num-Oi has given birth overnight.

Her 22-month pregnancy concluded at 2:50am with the birth of a little boy.

17 January 2013
Zoo Christmas

Zoo Christmas

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.

 

24 December 2012
Eastern Barred Bandicoot release with Ryan Smith 1

Zoo steps up the fight to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

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.

21 December 2012
Expectant Elephant

Expectant elephant

The Zoo is gearing up for the exciting event of another elephant birth.

Num-Oi is reaching the end of her 22-month pregnancy, and her due date is expected to be some time between December 31st and January 20th.

21 December 2012
Peccary Twins

Peccary twins

Two tiny Collared Peccaries trotting alongside their mother have made their public debut.

Jave gave birth to the twins on November 24th, and their first weeks were spent bonding with her in the night quarters.

15 December 2012
Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria 2012

Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria

What a year it has been! 

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!

13 December 2012
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Zoos Victoria statement on Laverton Knackery

Zoos Victoria has ceased all supply arrangements with Laverton Knackery following the presentation of evidence from Animals Australia showing inhumane treatment of horses at their premise.

12 December 2012
Dewi Turns Rwo

Dewi turns two

Baby Sumatran Orang-utan Dewi has celebrated her birthday with a special gluten-free cake and toys.

She also enjoyed the festively-wrapped gift and treat boxes!

7 December 2012
Garden Weekend

How does our garden grow?

Visitors value the beautiful garden setting of Australia’s first zoo.

During Garden Weekend on November 24th and 25th, they can meet the horticultural team that keeps it all looking so great!

16 November 2012
Tanzi's Travels

Tanzi's Travels

Rothschild’s Giraffe Tanzi is on her way to Mogo Zoo in N.S.W., due to arrive midmorning tomorrow.

keepers enticed Tanzi into her travelling crate before 7am today, using tempting taste treats to encourage her to go inside.

31 October 2012