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Guardian Dog Launch

'Puppy love' to help threatened Bandicoots

On Saturday 21 February, the Minister for Environment, Climate Change & Water, Lisa Neville officially launched the Guardian Dog Program at Werribee Open Range Zoo with the help of Zoo Member, Isaac Busuttil and Maremma puppy, Albus.

24 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
Hear an unborn baby gorilla’s heartbeat

24/7 Baby watch

Gorilla Keepers are now on duty round the clock to monitor pregnant Western Lowland Gorilla Kimya, due any time from now until mid-March.

18 February 2015
Florence and her induction box

All smiles for this wombat

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest wombat, 11 year old Florence, had her routine dentist check up this morning.

Every three months, Florence has her teeth checked to ensure they are healthy and to help prevent any dental issues as she enters her twilight years.

17 February 2015
Pregnancy for Petre

Pregnancy for Petre

Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre has tested positive: she’s pregnant! Her calf will be the first Pygmy Hippo calf born at Melbourne Zoo in 33 years.

13 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
HeHos

A fighting chance for our Faunal Emblem

Things may finally be looking up for Victoria’s bird emblem. Following this year’s record breeding season, numbers of the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater are at their highest since population monitoring began in 1989.

11 February 2015
Tiger Birthday

Tiger treat time

Every single Sumatran Tiger has a significant role to play in the future of their critically endangered species.

9 February 2015