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Melbourne Zoo

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Melbourne, Australia.

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This zoo, Australia's oldest, was modelled on London Zoo and completed in 1862 – so there was originally too much concrete and too many tall iron bars. This was also Australia's quarantine area, and domestic animals were brought here to acclimatise after their journey overseas. These days it's much more modern and no one will feel the need to get out their animal rights placard. The animals live by their climate zone contemporaries, and, despite their proliferation just outside the zoos gates the native animals are still some of the most popular. There seems to be a bit of an informational controversy about how many species they have – but no one is saying less than a menagerie of 300.

One of the oldest cages, the Elephant Enclosure, has been kept in its old fashioned state and is now used to house lesser spotted kiddies when they stay overnight in the zoo on 'Roar and Snore' adventures - where visitors stay overnight for a chance to the see nocturnal animals in action.

Get to the zoo via Royal Park Station on the Upfield Line.

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