Kulinda Cheetah

Werribee welcomes Cheetah Kulinda

Yesterday Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomed a very special arrival.

Eighteen-month old female Cheetah, Kulinda arrived at the Zoo yesterday afternoon after a smooth journey from Monarto Zoo.

23 May 2014
Results event

Successful Summer Saving Seals

Victoria’s marine wildlife had more help on hand than ever before this summer, with the newly-established AGL Marine Response Unit saving five seals from potentially fatal entanglement and assisting with more than 200 calls about marine wildlife in trouble.

22 May 2014
Nyaru Menteng

Zoos Victoria welcomes funding

Zoos Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of a $300,000 donation to the Nyaru Menteng orang-utan reintroduction project in central Kalimantan in Indonesia.

20 May 2014
Sumatran Tiger

Ferrero brings palm oil switch forward

Zoos Victoria has welcomed a move by Ferrero, makers of Nutella and Kinder, to shift their entire supply chain to 100 per cent Certified Sustainable, traceable palm oil by 2014, one year  sooner than their original commitment.

20 May 2014
LBP juvenile

Leadbeater’s Possum Monitoring

For the next fortnight, Dan Harley Threatened Species Biologist at Healesville Sanctuary will be part of a team monitoring the last lowland population of Leadbeater’s Possum at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in conjunction with Parks Victoria as part of the annual population monitoring which has taken place since 1996.

19 May 2014
Melako scouts on patrol

A Tragic Loss

Zoos Victoria is deeply saddened by the news Ltadamwa Lordargos, a scout from Melako Community Conservancy, lost his life in an exchange of gun fire with heavily armed cattle raiders in Kenya on Sunday 11 May.

16 May 2014
Helmeted Honeyeater - Trent Browning

25 reasons to celebrate!

This week is not only the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, it’s also the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, a passionate volunteer group that has been working together with the threatened species team at Healesville Sanctuary  to save this beautiful but critically endangered bird from extinction.

16 May 2014
Mongolian Wild Horse Foal

New Przewalski’s horse foal

Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomed the arrival of a female Przewalski’s horse foal in the early hours of Mother's Day!

The foal was born to proud mum Mahan and stallion Kolya.

16 May 2014
Lionesses on departure

Lionesses arrive en route to Werribee

Two lionesses have arrived safely in Melbourne this morning on Wednesday 14 May, following a long journey from Givskud Zoo in Denmark.

14 May 2014
Harry Hippo

Harry Hippo will be sadly missed

Sadly Harry the hippo was euthanized at  Werribee Open Range Zoo late on Monday 12 May, following a deterioration of a long-term foot condition.

The ageing hippo had been treated extensively by zoo veterinarians, but it did not prevent his condition from worsening recently.

13 May 2014