Nothing beats a family day out where you can get up close and personal with amazing animals from around the globe. Sumatran Orangutan’s, Hamadryas Baboon’s and Asian Elephant’s are just some of the international mega stars that you’ll encounter on your visit however one of the more localized attractions you can’t go past is the Australian fur seals!
Melbourne Girl is always partial to a home-grown hero and the Australian fur seal is no exception. This gorgeous animal is found around the coast of south eastern Australia and is recognisable by its thick brown coat, sweeping whiskers and large eyes – seeing this beauty frolic in the water is what Disney dreams are made of!
The seals will keep the kids entertained for hours as they swim, wave and occasionally smooch the handlers (too much cuteness). Grown-ups can learn about the conversation of this species, which was almost haunted to extinction years ago, and get schooled up on the incredible work of the AGL Marine Response Unit.
The AGL Marine Response Unit is Victoria’s first dedicated marine unit that comes to the aid of distressed seals, turtles, dolphins and other wildlife. The Unit responds to over 500 calls for assistance each year and the team are most commonly put to work untangling poor seals who have been caught up in fishing line or debris.
Win a Melbourne Zoo family pass!
Thanks to the team at AGL Energy, we are giving 2 lucky Melbourne Girl readers and their families the opportunity to meet the seals and learn more about the fantastic work of the AGL Marine Response Unit.
Win 1 of 2 Family Passes to Melbourne Zoo!
To enter, tell us in the comments below “Why you and your family want to meet the Fur Seals at Melbourne Zoo”?
Family passes are valued at $94.80 each, expire April 2017 and are for ‘one time use’ only. Prize is not transferable and cannot be taken as cash.
Entries open until 5pm Thursday 2nd June, 2016. The two winners will contacted via entering email and announced in the comments below.
Good Luck and we’ll see you all at the Zoo!
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