Close Encounters in Melbourne

October 1, 2016 • Destinations • Views: 852

As a city of experiences for all , Melbourne Zoo is one that shouldn’t be missed. If you only have a relatively short time in town, it’s a great day out close to the heart of the city and after visiting last weekend, I couldn’t be more impressed with how it has changed.

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Having visited several zoos overseas I can see why this facility is rated very highly by comparison. The re-creation of native habitats for the animals gives a great look and feel for the natural context for a variety of species.

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Facilities for patrons are excellent whether you buy food or bring your own and there are many places to enjoy a rest. I was impressed by the shady bamboo walk ways and very accessible enclosures for great viewing. The butterfly enclosure is a real favourite so when  in Melbourne be sure not miss it.

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Orange is the New Black

Melbourne Zoo will be turning Melbourne orange on Tuesday, October 4.  Show your support for clear labeling of palm oil on products by gathering at Federation Square from 6pm and help preserve what’s left of the natural habitat of orang-utans who share 96.4% of our DNA

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www.zoo.org.au/get-involved/act-for-wildlife/dont-palm-us-off

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