Family, Friends And Lemurs This Grand Final Friday

25 September 2015

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville today launched Melbourne Zoo’s lemur experience in time for Victorian families to head out and enjoy on Grand Final Friday.

In the 2015-16 State Budget the Andrews Labor Government provided $5.8 million to ensure visits by children aged under 16 remain free on weekends, public holidays, and state school holidays.

Next Friday’s public holiday is a great opportunity for families to visit the Zoo with children receiving free-entry to Victoria’s three world class zoos at Melbourne, Werribee and Healesville.

Children under the age of 16 make up a large proportion of those visitors, with over 800,000 kids visiting Zoos Victoria’s three zoos in the past 12 months.

Ms Neville trialled the all new Lemur Experience, which allows small groups to get a hands on experience with Melbourne Zoo’s Ring-tailed Lemur troupe.

Grand Final Friday will deliver massive benefits across the state, boosting tourism in Melbourne and our regions, and giving Victorians more quality time to spend with their families and friends.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville

“This new public holiday gives families the perfect opportunity to visit one of Victoria’s world-leading zoos at Melbourne, Werribee or Healesville.”

“This is a brand new animal experience that is being trialled and shows that there is always something new to do at the Zoo.”

“Every child knows King Julian from Madagascar and this is a great chance to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures of the jungle.”

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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