Founded in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest and the third oldest in the world. It has changed greatly over the ... More
Founded in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest and the third oldest in the world. It has changed greatly over the years, replacing the old barred cages and pits with more animal friendly enclosures. The zoo is divided into bio-climatic zones using landscape immersion to help animals acclimatize to the Australian environment and is at the forefront of the captive Lowland Gorilla breeding program. The butterfly house, lion park and primate enclosure are among the highlights. In summer locals flock to the twilight jazz sessions.
If you will be disappointed, when you should travel the zoo.
By A Yahoo Contributor, 1/29/08
There are some problems at the zoo.
Firstly, We have been there during at 11~15:00 PM. But this time was very sunny and high tempreture. So, many animals hide and looked for shadow place. Therefore, It is
no good for tourist. Thus, I have some suggestions for zoo. opening at night time or well conditioning system is acquired for zoo.
Secoundly, Our expectation is higher because of brochures. But the condition of zoo is little lower than any other world popular zoo. small, less kind of animal, and so on. So, there many tourist take more rest than tour. Therefore, It is need to renovation the zoo and addtion to the number of animals.
I think that it is waste money to go malbourne zoo.
instead go to philip island and visit the fairy penguines as they come in for the night and have a great experience there. Another one of my fav places is the werribee open range zoo. It is wonderful animals in a natural setting and over summer they have african dancvers and you get to join in. Its so much fun for all the family. Then come to geelong where i live and enjoy the beach and surf coast. Donw along the great ocean road. Type in great ocean road and you will get a link. Its in victoria, australia. We go to these places every year. I suppose they are 40 minutes either direction for us anyway lol.
I love this site as it has many things to see and lots to read about the zoo. my Nana was born and raised in Melbourne and my dad was raised there until he was a year old before they came over to the states.
one day i would like to come to Melbourne and see your zoo! Sincerely, Cindy Smith of Pierre, South Dakota, USA
I went to the Melbourne zoo last friday.
I had difficulty seeing the animals.
Because the weather was really hot. So the animals and I were exhausted. Most of the animals were sleeping. So i didn't see the animals running away. But not too bad. I did not see the penguins. It was the first time for me to see the penguins. I was able to touch the skin of a snake and a frog. It was very interesting.
Because of the hot weather, I just saw part of the zoo.
I like Melbourne zoo.I like Australian animales such as the Kangaroo the Koala.I disliked the weather because it was very hot,and the price was expensive.You should bring your camera to take many photos of animals and you don't need bring your lunch because when you arrive at the zoo you will find many cafeterias.
1. the zoo is very arranged.
2. there are many types of animals.
3. Good security arragments for these animals.
4. the elephant, it has a huge body and it is very smart.
1. the prices there are expensive.
2. the most of the animals were asleep in the day, so I decided to go at night.
3. the weather was very hot in this day.
i haven't been to the zoo for approximately 10/15 years, and boy how much work has been done. I was like a little kid going to the zoo for the first time and what i saw was fantastic. The elephant trail was amazing and the oran-utang enclosure was unreal. I was happy to hear that the seal enclosure was getting re done. I will be looking forward to seeing that. I was a bit dissappointed with the big cats enclosure, hasn't changed since i went to school i know that it takes a lot of money to revamp that area but everything takes time. On the whole it was a great day out good value, both my husband and i will be purchasing a yearly pass so that we can go often and take my newphews and my grandchildren whenever they arrive. great job guys keep up the good work,
I think it's a very huge zoo.
So we can see many kinds of animals.
But be careful of the weather!
If it's too hot, most animals don't move.
They just sleep!
So if you want to see an active animal,
choose the day very carefully.
As for me, I just saw half of the zoo.
Because it was too hot for me.
And I was very impressed to see the Kangaroo very closely.
At that time, the kangarro came to me so I could touch him.
Also he looked very thirsty so I feed him
an apple. and then he caught the apple and
finished very quickly.
But don't do that like me.
Because I didn't know it's illegal.
So I'm really sorry for the zoo.
And thanks for the zoo, I got a nice memory.
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