Werribee Open Range Zoo



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

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
Beads women Dani Knox

$1 million reasons to celebrate!

Since 2009, over $1 million worth of Beads for Wildlife products have been sold at Zoos Victoria!

7 April 2015
Oryx Kebili

A special arrival at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a very special new arrival, a male Scimitar-horned Oryx calf born on 3 March.

Keepers and Vets are delighted that the birth went so smoothly for first-time mum Mahdia.

Mahdia was born in June 2013 and had a tough start to life.

31 March 2015
Tonyi and Tombo Birthday

Birthdays and Brotherly Love

Werribee Open Range Zoo celebrated the birthday of Lions Tonyi and Tombo today with a special treat prepared by Keepers and the Zoo’s team of volunteers.

They turned 19 on Tuesday 17 March.

17 March 2015
Meerkat pups

Meerkats born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed some new arrivals to the Meerkat family, with mum Akili giving birth to two Meerkat pups on Friday 16 January.

27 February 2015
North Melbourne Football Club

Kangaroos visit Werribee Open Range Zoo

On Friday 20 February players from North Melbourne Football Club visited Werribee Open Range Zoo as part of the club’s 2015 Australia Post AFL Community Camps.

23 February 2015