• The new RCH is home to five cheeky and inquisitive meerkats, whose open air enclosure is located in the Specialist Clinics Reception A waiting area on Ground floor (Beach). The enclosure where they live replicates their natural habitat. Staff from Melbourne Zoo care for them and provide meerkat education sessions every day. The meerkat mob entertain everyone and provide a great distraction and learning experience for children when they visit hospital.

    The unique concept was developed in partnership with Zoos Victoria, with the support of the Hugh Williamson Foundation.



    Please note that the meerkat enclosure is not accessible after hours, on weekends or on public holidays.