The last post on Melbourne Zoo for now. 2012 saw the 150th birthday of the zoo, having been founded in 1862 – the first zoo in Australia. Victoria as a colony had only been in existence from 1851 and in 1862 the Zoological Society was given a 55 acre site in Royal Park. It’s beginnings were based on domestic animals bred for acclimatisation into the new world such as deer, goats and sheep. In modern times it has prioritised the conservation of many endangered animals such as the Sumatran tiger seen here, amongst the many others. It is a not for profit organisation. For more info click on this link Melbourne Zoo.