Zoo employees, 1896
Times have changed significantly since this photograph of the all-male staff at Melbourne Zoo was taken in 1896.
Zoos Victoria now employs over 500 staff.
Women are now well represented across all three Zoos Victoria sites. By 2010, Zoos Victoria's staff comprised of 59% women. Senior executive roles at Zoos Victoria consisted of 44% women, including the role of CEO. (Zoos Victoria Annual Report, 2009-10)