Home of the MCG(Melbourne Cricket Ground), Melbourne is a city which is simply fanatic about cricket. The locals here will seldom pass up an opportunity to catch a live game at the MCG starring the national team. The MCG is often packed to the brim when Australian cricket team strides on to the pitch. There is much more to Melbourne than its cricketing legends and monumental international clashes. The city is studded with a variety of tourist attractions such as the Shrine of Remembrance, the Federation Square and the Melbourne Zoo.
Home to an impressive collection of exotic animals from all over the world, the Melbourne Zoo is among the most frequented tourist attractions in Australia. Visitors of various energy levels congregate to these gates on a daily basis not only to catch a glimpse of some of the most fascinating animals in the wild but also for the purpose of learning about the wonders of Mother Nature. Among the most popular primates at the zoo are the Western Lowland Gorillas and the Orang-utans. These extremely smart and gentle beasts resemble amazingly similar physical similarities to human beings and are now protected by law since both species have been classified endangered.
The magnificent Sumatran tiger can also be spotted at the Melbourne Zoo. This species too has suffered a seriously alarming loss of habitat in the recent past hence is under the threat of being wiped off the face of the earth forever. Various conservation efforts have however managed to strengthen the number of Sumatran tigers living in captivity. The illusive snow leopard is yet another big cat that survives under a dark cloud threatening extinction of the entire species.
Camp out at the Melbourne Zoo with the entire family and enjoy a unique camping experience among lions, tigers, birds and reptiles just metres away from your tent. Weekends at the Melbourne Zoo are made extra special with Zoo Twilights; a musical performance featuring a variety of talented professionals.
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