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Meerkat pups

Meerkats born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed some new arrivals to the Meerkat family, with mum Akili giving birth to two Meerkat pups on Friday 16 January.

27 February 2015
North Melbourne Football Club

Kangaroos visit Werribee Open Range Zoo

On Friday 20 February players from North Melbourne Football Club visited Werribee Open Range Zoo as part of the club’s 2015 Australia Post AFL Community Camps.

23 February 2015
Member Bridey 1

Be inspired by Bridey!

Meet one of our amazing Zoo Members, eight-year-old Bridey.

12 February 2015
Vegie Express

New Vegie Express at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has a very special new piece of equipment called the Vegie Express – a food delivery system that is helping Keepers care for the Zoo’s three Western Lowland Gorillas.

12 February 2015
Meerkat Video

Meerkat pups at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo's Meerkat family has welcomed two adorable additions, with new mum Akili giving birth to pups in January.

12 February 2015
Shabba ROA

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