Melbourne Zoo


Melbourne Zoo

You won’t believe how many animals are at Melbourne Zoo!

Over 320 species from around the world can be found in our beautiful natural setting just five minutes from the city center.

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne

Zoo highlights


Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. Then take the time to stop and see eye to eye with Orangutans in their special elevated exhibit and walk the Trail of the Elephants. Spy unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting.

Head into the underwater world at the Wild Seas exhibit showcasing penguins, seals and more!

See majestic Asian Elephants, sleek Sumatran Tigers and Orang-utans swinging through the trees. Visit the Gorilla Rainforest, or see koalas and kangaroos in our Australian bush setting. And discover our exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids.You will get the chance to learn all about our animals, our fight to save wildlife from extinction and what you can do to help.

Here are just some of the animal attractions and exhibits you won’t want to miss.

Butterfly House

The Butterfly House offers one of the zoo’s most loved – and magical – experiences, inviting you to enter the world of Australia’s tropical and subtropical butterflies.

This magnificent tropical glasshouse, heated to 28 degrees all year round, is home to hundreds of spectacularly coloured native butterflies.

Trail of the Elephants

Our award-winning Trail of the Elephants invites visitors into an Asian village and garden setting, also home to our five Asian Elephants.

Set in lush, spacious surrounds, Trail of Elephants provides a comfortable and stimulating environment for our elephants, Bong Su, MekKapah, Dokkoon, Num-Oi and Kulab.

Orang-utan Sanctuary

Orang-utans are the largest living tree mammals in the world – and they live in our neighbourhood, in nearby Malaysia and Indonesia (on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra).

At our Orang-utan Sanctuary, you can visit the orang-utans in their treetop home. Walk the elevated boardwalk and watch them behave as they would in the wild: climbing, swinging, nesting and feeding high off the ground.

Wild Sea

Wild Sea, Melbourne Zoo’s biggest ever exhibit, showcases the natural beauty and animal inhabitants of Victoria’s coast and ocean, including penguins and sealsFind out what’s going on beneath the water of Victoria’s beaches and along our coastlines, and how you can help conserve these precious natural habitats.

Baboon Lookout

Meet our Hamadryas Baboons in the open grassland habitat of their new home at the zoo.

Baboon Lookout offers uninterrupted views through glass and across moats. You can watch the baboons play, groom and search for food on their grassland savannah, surrounded by large rocky outcrops, pools and palms.

Landscapes and horticulture

The Zoological Gardens at Melbourne Zoo, established in 1862, are home to thousands of animals and approximately 70,000 plant specimens.

Take your time as you amble through our grounds, and enjoy the natural beauty and carefully cultivated landscape.

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Coming to Melbourne Zoo

 
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