One morning, we found ourselves driving to Melbourne Zoo. He has been telling me about it but I wasn’t too sure if I’m happy to see animals inside a cage (or so I thought). This was a couple of months ago and I can’t seem to find all the photos I took but since the gorilla enclosure at Melbourne Zoo is turning 25 years old today, might as well post about it now.
I think it was a school holiday when we went because there were lots of kids with their parents, and even groups of asian children with their teachers. I’m surprised not to hear a single child cry of boredom or get spanked by his/her mum. Talk about great parenting!
Anyway, these were the photos that I could retrieve from my phone. Not in order but it could give you an idea what Melbourne Zoo looks like.
Can you spot where the bear is?
Where all amphibians are kept
Look what we found! *~prOud Filipina~*
Just keep swimming
Reminded me of that display you’d typically see in a Chinese home. Probably thinks my finger is food.
These animals are not caged, their space is so big and well taken care of. Makes your trip to the zoo a pleasant experience.
Nap time for the kangaroo and her little joey in her marsupium (kangaroo pouch).
Elephants. They look like they’re about to do a dance number or something
Makes you wish all zoos are like this (hint: Philippines)
Next time you visit a room full of butterflies, wear a colorful hat because they think you’re a flower and will end up on top of your head. See this cute kid? She was so excited, she was about to squish the poor butterfly with her fingers!
Quick trivia, in Victoria, “hug a koala” isn’t allowed, unlike in Queensland and other places in Australia.
Some of the animals were taking a nap or under a shade because it was a bit sunny and warm that day, can’t blame them. In the end, it’s always nice to discover new species in the animal kingdom (I didn’t know a couple, tbh). I’d have to say, a trip to the zoo is a good bonding experience (and educational too) with the family, only if you don’t mind walking (the place is huge so expect lots of it). There are also spots where you can have a picnic. Would you believe that it didn’t smell bad there? Melbourne, you never fail to surprise me <3
18 thoughts on “Photoblog: A Trip to Melbourne Zoo”
That was awesome! The crocodile in the Philippines looks a little bit creepy. Looks like you had a great time. I love going to zoo and discover different animals. Its also good to know that the zoo was clean enough and it didn’t smell bad unlike others. Cheers! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading <3 I couldn't take a photo of the actual crocodile because he was behind the rocks, but yes, he kinda looks scary lol
This is wonderful. We love visiting the zoo though I hope the animals should enjoy their natural habitat. Sometimes I just feel they are better off in the zoo because they are safer. Too much animal cruelty happening and it’s so hard to control it sa wild but happy to see the animals are healthy unlike the ones in manila zoo.
Melbourne Zoo looks awesome! Wish we could visit there someday. My kids would love to see a real Kangaroo in the flesh. Bucket listed it is. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I couldn’t agree more. I feel like they’re so much safer and well taken care of here.
Everything is possible! I’m sure they’ll love it 🙂
Wow, it’s been 25 years Melbourne Zoo existed and still serving with the people. Zoo field trip for children are very education. This is a great adventure for them. Thank you for sharing.
Very true. You’re welcome and hope you enjoyed it.
Looks like you had a great time! Nice photos! 🙂
Thank you, yes we did <3
I’ve always wondered how zoos in other countries look like. I love animals and I love how kids react whenever they see different kinds of animals.
It’s beautiful and the kids love it!
That’s a nice zoo. Haven’t seen a giraffe for a long time.
God damn it! I totally missed goin to the zoo when I was in Australia! Haha. I’ll probably go to a zoon when I get back next year or end of this year! 😐
BTW, Nagpamedical ka ba when you applied for a visa cause I think I’ve read before that you were granted a multiple entry for a year visa? hehehe
Sa QLD ka mag zoo, para you can hold a koala. Haha I was a bit upset when I learned that I can’t do it there. I wanna come back too!
No medical. I just lodged my application 🙂
It is x
I have always been a huge fan of zoos ever since i was a kid. And seeing a philippine specie of crocodile located elsewhere makes me oh so giddy! Btw, my name is Gail. Hope we could be friends. 🙂
Hi Gail! I had the same feeling when I saw it x