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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
Guardian Dog Pup Barkley

Schools name Guardian Dog Pups

Meet Barkley, Gunyah and Killara – three furry new recruits named by students at Banyan Fields Primary School, St Margaret’s School and Blackburn Lake Primary School.

19 April 2016
Eastern Barred Bandicoot check-up

Eastern Barred Bandicoots return to Hamilton

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot will make a return to Western Victoria today with the re-introduction of 20 adult animals to the Hamilton Community Parklands thanks to the efforts of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery T

13 April 2016
Gorillas are calling on you

They're Calling on You

The population of Eastern Lowland or otherwise known as Grauer’s Gorillas has fallen 77% since 1995, with the primary cause due to the illegal mining of coltan, a mineral used in smart phones and other eletronic devices.

7 April 2016
EBB Churchill Island

Six month milestone for Bandicoots

In only six months, endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots have successfully established themselves on Churchill Island in Phillip Island Nature Parks, marking a positive start to an ambitious trial release designed to save the species from extinction in Victoria.

22 March 2016
Lioness Nilo's 4th birthday

Double Birthday for Lion Pride

The Lion pride at Werribee Open Range Zoo will mark a milestone this week, with Lioness Nilo and Lion Tombo both celebrating special birthdays.

Elderly Lion Tombo will turn 20 and Nilo will turn 4 on Thursday 17 March.

15 March 2016