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Hippo Pansy Birthday

Happy Birthday Pansy

Werribee Open Range Zoo has celebrated the first birthday of hippo calf  Pansy.

To mark the milestone on Tuesday 18 November, Pansy and mum Brindabella enjoyed a special watermelon cake created by the Zoo’s volunteers along with some vegetable ice blocks.

18 November 2014
Vale Inkosana

Vale Inkosana

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Veterinarians and Keepers made the sad decision today to euthanize elderly, eleven-year old Cheetah Inkosana.

Over the last few months Inkosana’s age seemed to catch up with him, as his health began to decline.

6 November 2014
Halloween - Vervet Monkey

Halloween at Werribee Open Range Zoo

This Halloween the animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo enjoyed their own ghoulish Halloween treats, including carved pumpkins, vegetable spiders and witches’ hats filled with goodies.

31 October 2014
Rhino-Sisi-Expecting

Werribee Open Range Zoo is expecting a baby rhino

Werribee Open Range Zoo is expecting a Southern White Rhinoceros calf – a little brother or sister for Kipenzi.

Predicting the date of birth is difficult for rhinos but we expect that mum Sisi will give birth in the next two months.

30 October 2014
Koala Colossus

Koalas arrive at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed its first Koalas, with female Bella and male Colossus settling in to their new home in Australian Journey

22 October 2014
Wild Dog Dental Check Up

Dental check up for African Wild Dogs

Two of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s African Wild Dogs received a dental check-up in the Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital this week.

At nine years of age sisters Dee and Swirl are now entering her senior years.

16 October 2014
Lionesses explore new home

Lionesses explore their new home

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new lionesses Nilo and Niribi are exploring their new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo. 

Following their arrival from Givskud Zoo in Denmark earlier this year, the lionesses are now venturing out of their dens to explore their new surroundings.

1 October 2014
Village Kids Lookout

First look at Village Kids

The paint has dried, the basket swing has been installed and we can't wait to show off our new outdoor play space, Village Kids.

18 September 2014
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