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Yakini and Matilda

A Special Moment

A very special thing happened last Saturday at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

18 month old Matilda was visiting the gorillas with her mum when Yakini, the dominant male of the bachelor group, saw her standing there. What happened next had even Yakini's keepers amazed!

18 September 2014
Kinda Kinder Graduation

Graduation Day for our Kinda Kinder Students

On Tuesday 16 September our very first Kinda Kinder group completed their final session at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with the class exploring some of their favourite parts of the Pula Walking Trail.

17 September 2014
Wombat Welcome

Wombat Welcome

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat joey Jedda is now permanently out of mother Jumanji’s pouch and on view in the Wombat Tunnel at Melbourne Zoo’s Australia Bush.

Keepers weighed her today, and she has reached a healthy 3.6 kg, still small compared to Jumanji’s 27.9 kg.

17 September 2014
Kipenzi Joins Herd

Rhino Kipenzi Joins Herd

Southern White Rhinoceros calf, Kipenzi has reached a major milestone in joining the rhino herd at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Hand-raised from birth, fifteen month old Kipenzi has been introduced to the Zoo’s female rhinos, including mum Sisi and grandmother Make.

15 September 2014
Like a Penguin to Water

Like a Penguin to Water

The first Penguin chick of the season was successfully promoted from the Penguin feeding school to the big pool at Wild Sea this morning.

It didn’t take long for the chick to step out of the ‘pet pack’  carry box when it arrived at Wild Sea.

12 September 2014
Love Your Locals Day 2014

Wyndham Students Love Their Locals

On Wednesday 10 September, 100 primary school students from Wyndham descended on Werribee Open Range Zoo for Love Your Locals Day – an initiative that brings local students together to share ideas about wildlife conservation.

11 September 2014
Amie and Wombat

Wombat joey settling in at the Sanctuary

In this month’s animal profile we meet the most recent addition to the wombat family at Healesville Sanctuary.

The baby girl is yet to be named, but visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite name at the Sanctuary during the upcoming school holidays.

11 September 2014
Ongard turns Four

Ongard turns Four

It was party time at the Zoo this morning, but the birthday boy wasn’t too sure what to think about the festivities!

Ongard came out into the paddock and went for a wander, but he responded to a call from Senior Elephant Keeper Lucas to come over to see his birthday cake.

10 September 2014
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Zoos Victoria celebrates Threatened Species Day

Zoos Victoria celebrated Threatened Species Day yesterday announcing its most successful breeding season to date. 

8 September 2014
FE species tile

Which Threatened Species are you?

Do you have a favourite animal?

Maybe one you think is the cutest, or the fastest, or the biggest, or even the smallest; but have you ever wanted to know which animal you’re most like?

5 September 2014