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Shabba drums up new fans

Meet Shabba Eshun, one of the performers returning to summer music series, Rhythm of Africa this year. Born in Ghana and now based in Melbourne, Shabba is highly regarded for his skills as a drummer and a dancer.

7 January 2015
Rhino Baby

Zoo Mourns Loss of Baby Rhino

Werribee Open Range Zoo is saddened to announce the tragic loss of its three-day old female Southern White Rhino calf.

31 December 2014
Baby Rhino Born

Baby rhino born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a female baby Southern White Rhino born at 4.20am AEST on Saturday 27 December.

The calf was born to mother Si Si and is a baby sister for 18 month-old Kipenzi.

28 December 2014
Josh and Anthony

A special visit for Josh and Anthony

On Thursday 4 December, more than 300 students at St Justin’s Catholic Primary School were called to a special assembly in honour of brothers Josh and Anthony Del Papa.

8 December 2014
Isaac's Birthday Wish

Isaac's Birthday Wish

Five year-old Zoo Member Isaac Busuttil from Derrimut wanted something special for his birthday this year.

Instead of presents, he asked his classmates to make donations to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot – an Australian native now considered extinct in the wild.

3 December 2014
Manor Lakes College

Manor Lakes College Raise Funds for Eastern Barred Bandicoot

On Wednesday 19 November students from Manor Lakes College surprised Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Education Officer Genevieve Johnson with a special donation to the Zoo to help fight the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

1 December 2014
Yakini-15th-Birthday

Happy 15th Birthday Yakini!

Western Lowland Gorilla Yakini marked his 15th Birthday on Friday 28 November at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

28 November 2014
Hippo Pansy Birthday

Happy Birthday Pansy

Werribee Open Range Zoo has celebrated the first birthday of hippo calf  Pansy.

To mark the milestone on Tuesday 18 November, Pansy and mum Brindabella enjoyed a special watermelon cake created by the Zoo’s volunteers along with some vegetable ice blocks.

18 November 2014
Vale Inkosana

Vale Inkosana

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Veterinarians and Keepers made the sad decision today to euthanize elderly, eleven-year old Cheetah Inkosana.

Over the last few months Inkosana’s age seemed to catch up with him, as his health began to decline.

6 November 2014
Halloween - Vervet Monkey

Halloween at Werribee Open Range Zoo

This Halloween the animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo enjoyed their own ghoulish Halloween treats, including carved pumpkins, vegetable spiders and witches’ hats filled with goodies.

31 October 2014