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    verry poor weeds every where strugled to see annimals i love zoo’s but was verry dissapointed with this one.

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    The way to get the best experience at the zoo is to get there early or go on the roar n snoar zoo snooze camp and not all australian people teach their kids the wrong thing because I know people who are great parents and love animals who would yell at their kids if they were throwing stuff at them

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    Visited today (07/09/14) this Zoo has a serious staff problem!!! There was but one member seen the entire day (besides at entries). On our tour on many an occasion on many an exhibit there would be public IDIOTS either banging, knocking, slapping or yelling at the animals thinking this would entice reactions. In one instance I had to prevent two kids (forgiven for being kids) from throwing rubbish in the open aquarium. Though seconds later a FATHER (on Father’s Day) in front of his kids spat in the aquarium and then proceeded to wade his hands in the water!!! WTF. Explain Melbourne Zoo! If no funds for staff then shut your doors or find volunteers to police this crap. Work it out!!!! I’ve carried on enough, and told only a small portion of goings on at this circus.

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    I have been to better zoo’s in the past but i do really like Melbourne zoo. I think the staff are very friendly and show genuine interest in their job and the animals. As i walk round a zoo i always wonder if the animals are happy or not. One of the members of staff assured me that the animals are well looked after and spoilt. He said the animals live years longer than what they would in the wild.Despite this i do think the animal enclosures could be a little bigger. Especially the larger animals like elephants, giraffes and gorrilas. I think the monkey enclosure is pretty great. They seems to be getting up to alot of monkey mischeif and loved posing for the camera.I actually lost my phone while being at the zoo & lucky for me it was handed in by a member of staff. The location of the zoo is great, its easy to get to and in the middle of public transport. I think it could be a little more sign posted as its a little confusing to get around and not miss anything but the layout and maintenance of the zoo is really good. I will definitely visit again more in the summer.

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    I have been to hundreds of zoos and this rates low. I have been to zoos with far less animals and facilities and been impressed because they work well but this is a farce. The awful visitors should be in cages not the animals. I went in half term which was a huge mistake because Australians clearly don’t care to teach their children right and wrong. I saw kids screaming and climbing over everything including the open enclosures! Kids were kicking sand in the face of a sleeping kangaroo with 2 staff members watching apparently too nervous to say anything… and the worse thing… when the kids aren’t doing it then their parents are encouraging them. Banging on the glass, screaming, pulling feathers off the emu, climbing into enclosures, fingers through the fencing (Inc big cats!)… This is a case of animal welfare!! Also the signage is awful, no chance of education here. Not all enclosures have signage and those that do provide limited info. I heard 2 parents arguing about whether the tapir was a bear or boar before the kid said it was a dog. It wasn’t all bad, the enclosures were quite nice and there was a good selection of animals. But if this was in the UK I think we could petition your closure based on what I saw today based on animal welfare.