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World Lion Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Celebrated each year on 10 August, World Lion Day provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on these amazing animals and raise awareness about the threats to their survival.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is home to two prides of Lions, including ten-month-old cubs Kubwa, Kito and Kashka.

10 August 2016
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World Ranger Day

On World Ranger Day, it’s important to recognise the work of rangers, who put their lives on the line every day to protect local wildlife, wildlife resources and secure wildlife habitat.

30 July 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoot performers

Eastern Barred Bandicoot comes to life for special performance at Wild Nights

Award winning theatre company Born in a Taxi bring their uniquely quirky performances to Werribee Open Range Zoo these school holidays from 25 June to 9 July for the Zoo’s annual, winter Wild Nights program.

7 July 2016
Bison calf running with mum

Baby Bison makes its debut

Baby Bison Lakota has made his public debut just in time for school holidays at Werribee Open Range Zoo. The male calf named Lakota is the son of Leotie and Benji and was born less than a month ago on 9 June, 2016.

6 July 2016
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Critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrots move into new home

Werribee Open Range Zoo has opened a new, purpose-built, facility to aid the recovery of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot this morning. It's also the first time in the Zoo’s history, visitors will be able to see this rare species up close, with less than 50 birds left in the wild.

28 June 2016
Ella Rule gets behind They're Calling on You

Ella's mission to save gorillas

Nine-year-old Ella Rule is on a mission.

After seeing the Western Lowland Gorillas at Werribee Open Range Zoo and hearing Zoo Keeper Kathy Scanlon talk about the threats that are facing in the wild, Ella decided that something needed to be done.

14 June 2016
Minister D'Ambrosio Meets Parri

Victorians Go Wild for Bandicoots

On Sunday 5 June Werribee Open Range Zoo marked World Environment Day with a special celebration for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, a local species in need of a helping hand.

5 June 2016
Bison Calf Tiponi

Milestone for Bison in the fight against extinction

The United States Government has passed the National Bison Legacy Act, recognising the Bison as the country’s first national mammal.

23 May 2016
Werribee Open Range Zoo Volunteers standing at the front entrance

Zoos Victoria enjoys a week of celebrations for Volunteers

National Volunteer Week (9-15 May), is a celebration of the extraordinary efforts and valuable contribution of time, skills and passion volunteers offer throughout Australia every year.

11 May 2016
Western Lowland Gorilla Ganyeka

Gorilla Ganyeka marks 16th Birthday

On Friday 29 April, Western Lowland Gorilla Ganyeka will mark his 16th Birthday.

It’s a special milestone for Ganyeka who is developing into an adult silverback.

29 April 2016