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Menyaru's birthday bonus

Orang-utans benefit: big birthday bonus

Sumatran Orang-utan Menyaru has celebrated his eighth birthday with a generous gift that will bring benefits to both the orang-utans at the Zoo and their relatives far away in Borneo and Sumatra.

29 July 2011
Elephants leafy treats

Elephant treats

Leafy branches are at the top of the treat list for Asian Elephants! They have large appetites and spend a good portion of every day grazing on various kinds of vegetation. 

18 July 2011
Dr Jane Goodall

Dr Jane Goodall visits Melbourne Zoo

Leading primate expert and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall is celebrating half a century of working on behalf of wildlife by visiting Australia to share her knowledge and passion.

9 June 2011
Meeting and elephant

Meet and greet the elephants

Seeing is believing, and a chance to see majestic elephants up close is an opportunity to understand just how massive they are.

The Zoo's new Elephant Meet and Greet sessions will make that possible for some lucky visitors.

1 June 2011