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Cool carnivores

Cool carnivores

Three majestic lions enjoyed some special treats this morning to celebrate their birthday.

The three brothers Harare, Chaka, and Zuri were born in the Zoo’s historic Lion Park on New Year’s Eve.

31 December 2015
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Sampit Siamang celebrates

Siamang Sampit has turned 18 today, and she shared the variety of picnic treats with her mate Isidor.   

Plums, capsicums, sugar cane and ice blocks were all on the party menu!

Siamangs are the largest of the nine gibbon species, the pairs form lasting bonds.

29 December 2015
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Special Christmas deliveries at Werribee Open Range Zoo

While the State welcomed a much needed cool change from the searing heat of the weekend, Werribee Open Range Zoo staff were equally excited to welcome the arrival of two extra special newborns. Przewalski’s Horse, Mahan, gave birth to a colt in the early hours of Monday, 21 December.

24 December 2015
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The essence of good gorilla care

Three years ago last month, we moved three beautiful male gorillas to a new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Previously Silverback Motaba and his two sons Yakini and Ganyeka had lived at Melbourne Zoo for many years. 

23 December 2015
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Babies first Christmas

Two of the Zoo’s 2015 highlights were the births of endangered species babies Obi and Kanzi, who experienced their first Christmas celebrations this morning.

23 December 2015
Heat stress

How to help wildlife in a heat wave

During heat waves Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre sees a huge spike in patient admissions mostly due to heat stress.

23 December 2015
Fire Ready

Getting Fire Ready at Healesville Sanctuary

In 1978 Zoos Victoria was named the custodian of the bushland adjacent to Healesville Sanctuary, known as the Coranderrk Bushland, prior to this the Coranderrk Bushland was subject to logging and grazing.

22 December 2015
Lion Cub Trio

Meet Kubwa, Kashka and Kito!

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s trio of Lion cubs have been named!

The votes are in and the public have chosen their three favourite names via the Zoo’s website.

Today viewing Keepers announced the winning names – Kubwa, Kashka and Kito.

21 December 2015
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Christmas comes early to Werribee Open Range Zoo

On Sunday 20 December animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo shared in the fun of the festive season, enjoying some special Christmas treats.

20 December 2015
Butterfly House 30th birthday

Butterfly House 30th birthday

The Zoo celebrated a major milestone today: 30 years since the opening of the iconic and ever-popular Butterfly House.

There have been an average of 63 butterflies born every day over those 30 years!

11 December 2015