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Werribee Open Range Zoo




Plains-wanderer in grassland habitat Simon Starr

Bringing the Plains-wanderer under our wing

With less than 1000 birds left in the wild, the Plains-wanderer is in imminent threat of extinction.

26 October 2016
Claudia Chapman-Ivetac's Donation

Help for Mongolian Wild Horses at hand

Ten-year-old Claudia Chapman-Ivetac has left no stone unturned in her efforts to aid the Endangered Przewalski's horse also known as the Mongolian Wild Horse.

25 October 2016
Lion Cubs' First Birthday Enrichment

Lion Cubs' First Birthday

Lion cubs Kito, Kashka and Kubwa will mark their first birthday at Werribee Open Range Zoo on Thursday 20 October, with Zoo Members invited to a special celebration.

20 October 2016

Caring for Tombo

In the wild, male lions rarely live beyond 10-14 years. One of our male lions, Tombo at Werribee Open Range Zoo is at the elderly age of 20 years and is monitored closely by our Keepers and Vets to check his health and quality of life.

6 October 2016

It’s footy fever at your zoos!

The zoos aren't home to any Bulldogs but this Grand Final long weekend you can see African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, and, Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary!

28 September 2016
Emma Villanti, Sanjana Aswani and Marlena Lopez, University of Melbourne Veterinary students

A Very Special Vet Assignment at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Veterinary Students from The University of Melbourne are caring for some unusual patients this week, checking temperatures, bandaging up limbs and diagnosing lots of cuddles for Victoria’s teddies.

28 September 2016
Rhino Fund Uganda Rhino with Calf

New Conservation Partnership for Southern White Rhinoceros

On Thursday 22 September Zoos Victoria marked World Rhino Day with the announcement of a critical new international conservation partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda.

22 September 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Bandicoots find Sanctuary in Serendip

Three male Eastern Barred Bandicoots have begun life in retirement after being released to Serendip Sanctuary in Victoria’s south-west.

15 September 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog

Threatened Species Day 2016

Some of Australia's most endangered species have had a big boost thanks to results announced to commemorate National Threatened Species Day at Zoos Victoria.

6 September 2016
10 local schools put their hands up to fight extinction

Students showcase their vision for a sustainable future

On Thursday 1 September, 100 primary school students from Wyndham gathered at Werribee Open Range Zoo for Love Your Locals Day.

1 September 2016