carnivores trail melbourne zoo

The Carnivores’ Trail at Melbourne Zoo is the new home for the Zoo’s top-order predators and some of the world’s most powerful carnivores.

It starts at the present Lion Gorge, the enclosures for the African Wild Dogs and Philippines Crocodile and extends to new areas for the Snow Leopard, South American Coati, the Sumatran Tige and the Tasmanian Devil.

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

You can see the animals up close through one-way glass and the Snow Leopard exhibit also features an overhanging viewing platform.

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

In amongst the enclosures, there are the existing water play fountains at Lion Gorge…

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

….a small climbing frame for children  inspired by coatis and a spider web (watch your head if you’re a tall adult!)….

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

You can also learn how to keep your house cat safe and happy at Cat Alley…

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

….and #jointhepack inspired by the magnificent murals by Melbourne street artists Adnate, Makatron, Dvate and Andrew J Bourke.

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

carnivores trail melbourne zoo

Melbourne Zoo is one of Victoria’s great tourist destinations and offers something for the whole family, including our favourite Keeper Kids. If you’re a local I reckon it’s one of the best memberships for Melbourne families.


Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville 03 9285 9300

Daily 9am – 5pm. Carnivores’ Trail open 9am to 4.30pm

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