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Surf’s up for Melbourne Zoo’s otter family

Surf’s up for Melbourne Zoo’s otter family

May 28th, 2024 - Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s otter family is hanging 10 on little waves created by keepers in their heated pool.


Melbourne Zoo’s Asian elephants making travel plans

March 23rd, 2024 - Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s Asian Elephant herd is learning travel etiquette in preparation for a move to Werribee Open Range Zoo later this year.

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Get a whiff of this! Popcorn-scented duo arrive at the zoo

November 29th, 2023 - Melbourne Zoo

Two elusive creatures are buttering up visitors to Melbourne Zoo with their unique scent and shaggy style.

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Pelican’s remarkable journey home

November 1st, 2023 - Melbourne Zoo

Rarely seen by humans, wild juvenile pelicans are only found in four remote breeding colonies throughout Victoria.

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Penguin chicks ditch their fuzzy jumpers for spring

September 27th, 2023 - Melbourne Zoo

Being a teenager can be challenging – even when you’re a Little Blue Penguin. 

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Melbourne Zoo’s Siamang dynasty swings into the property market 

August 30th, 2023 - Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s Siamang family has made a multi-generational house swap, with parents Isidor and Sampit moving homes to give daughter Kemala the chance for her own budding romance.

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Red pandas don their mittens for winter 

August 2nd, 2023 - Melbourne Zoo

There’s reason to celebrate these chilly winter days, with the recent gusty winds shedding leaves off trees at Melbourne Zoo revealing some of the zoo’s most elusive residents. 

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Nifty zip-line delivers dinner on time to Zillie the cassowary

May 31st, 2023 - Melbourne Zoo

Zillie the Southern cassowary is using her sharp, Pterodactyl-like beak to delicately pluck fruits delivered via a new zip-line device at Melbourne Zoo.

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Wombat family warmly welcomes roly-poly joey

May 3rd, 2023 - Melbourne Zoo

An adorably chubby Southern hairy-nosed wombat joey is waddling about at Melbourne Zoo after emerging from its mum’s pouch.

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Legs for days! Black-winged stilt chick strides into new habitat

March 29th, 2023 - Inner City News

A newly hatched Black-winged stilt chick is growing into its legs at Melbourne Zoo with ample encouragement from Mum and Dad.

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