We are pleased to introduce Kofi! 👋
Kofi was chosen as name because it is pidgin for “coffee”, which connects him to his wild cousins in Papua New Guinea where Zoos Victoria is helping local farmers to grow coffee and protect his species’ forest habitat.
You can visit Kofi the Goodfellow’s Tree-kangaroo at Healesville Sanctuary!
A big thanks to our friends at National Geographic for running a tournament to find Kofi's name.
🌟 Last Saturday night, magic was created at Melbourne Zoo's Dream Night as the zoo came alive for an evening of fun for families with children who have a disability.🌛 In partnership with leading disability advocacy group, the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD Vic), 550 families who may otherwise find it difficult to visit the zoo as a family were invited to Dream Night at Melbourne Zoo.
Special thanks to @acdvic, the Naomi Milgrim Foundation, the Bowness Family Foundation, @anz_au and all our staff who volunteered their time on Saturday night to make all the families feel welcome.
Boop my nose!
This little snoot belongs to an Eastern Barred Bandicoot who had a check up earlier in the week. We're happy to report she is in great health! Eastern Barred Bandicoots are classified as extinct in the wild but we’re fighting hard to kick them off this list! 💪
😍 This little munchkin needs a name!
The name of Healesville Sanctuary’s Goodfellow’s Tree-kangaroo will be decided by a tournament-style vote on the @natgeowild Insta Story. There’s still time left to have your say but head to @natgeowild quick smart to vote ➡️➡️➡️
T W I N N I N G !
Kulinda the Cheetah turns six today! And what better way to celebrate than getting a cool 3D mural of yourself painted on the wall? 10/10 gift choice, Kulinda!
Big shout out to @jimmi_buscombe_artist for this one!
Meet Matilda the sneezing echidna who is allergic to ants. 🤔 What do you do when you're allergic to your main food source?
Big thanks to our friends at Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre for helping Matilda's recovery.
The Zoo Twilights concert series is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo from 25 January - 9 March 2019 and we're so excited to announce @catpowerofficial as the first artist on the lineup, playing Saturday 9 February 👏👏👏 The full lineup will be revealed 8am AEDT Wednesday 24 October. Register for the presale at zootwilights.org.au
Caring for our animals is a lifetime commitment.
From giving Mukulu the Giraffe warm water to stop his old, sensitive teeth from hurting to making sure that Prince Harry the Meerkat has access to a warm den to help his arthritis, caring for each animal individually is an important part of working with animals in captivity.