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Banjo and Mackinnon

Meet Banjo and Mackinnon

Thanks to our Zoo Members our first working dog pups now have names.

12 August 2015
Koala Joey Werribee

Koala joey at Werribee Zoo

A seven-month old Koala joey has made her public debut at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

During the last few weeks the new arrival has started venturing out from mum’s pouch and onto her back and the family are doing well.

6 August 2015
Puppy patrol video

Puppies on Patrol with New Guardian Dog Squad

Two furry new recruits have joined the team at Werribee Open Range Zoo, as part of an innovative Guardian Dog Trial to help bring the Eastern Barred Bandicoot back from the brink of extinction.

1 July 2015
Monkey Play Tent

First look at Monkey Play

Monkey Play opens today on Saturday 27 June at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

27 June 2015
Lion Johari and Lioness Nilo

Meet our new lion pride

Lionesses Nilo and Nairibi have formed a new pride with male lion Johari at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Following a gradual introduction process, the group are now living permanently together and can be seen by visitors in the Zoo’s Lions on the Edge exhibit.

25 June 2015
Rhino Kipenzi with the herd

Happy Birthday Kipenzi!

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Southern White Rhino calf, Kipenzi marked her second birthday on Saturday 30 May.

In the last year, Kipenzi has really strengthened her bond with the rhino herd, particularly with grandmother Make.

1 June 2015
Lion Johari with Nilo and Niribi

The beginnings of a new pride

Over the last month, lionesses Nilo and Niribi have been spending time with male Lion Johari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, as the introduction process continues to progress.

27 May 2015
Lioness Nilo with enrichment

Werribee Open Range Zoo marks major milestone

Werribee Open Range Zoo has marked a major milestone, welcoming half a million visitors in a single, financial year.

This is the highest visitation ever recorded in the Zoo’s 32-year history.

18 May 2015
Werribee Zoo Entrance

Road Works at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Improvements to Werribee Open Range Zoo’s ‘off road’ experience are underway, as the short gravel section on the Main Drive into the Zoo is sealed.

Road works are now underway on the gravel section and we expect that they will be completed by mid to late May.

11 May 2015
Lion-Johari

Lionesses prepare to join the pride

Lionesses Nilo and Niribi will soon join the pride at Werribee Open Range Zoo, as introductions with male lion Johari continue to progress.

15 April 2015