I thought a short blog would be a good way to document my time in Australia, specifically focusing on the zoos and wildlife I encounter. Just to introduce/recap my situation, I am a New Zealander, and have moved, with my partner, to Australia to start a PhD in Melbourne, Victoria. I haven’t been to Melbourne since I was six, so it is a big move for us. In theory, we should be here for the next three years, and I hope to keep this thread updated for the duration. As well as studying, I aim to visit most, if not all, the zoos in Australia in this time.