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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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World Lion Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Celebrated each year on 10 August, World Lion Day provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on these amazing animals and raise awareness about the threats to their survival.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is home to two prides of Lions, including ten-month-old cubs Kubwa, Kito and Kashka.

10 August 2016
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World Ranger Day

On World Ranger Day, it’s important to recognise the work of rangers, who put their lives on the line every day to protect local wildlife, wildlife resources and secure wildlife habitat.

30 July 2016
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Eastern Barred Bandicoot comes to life for special performance at Wild Nights

Award winning theatre company Born in a Taxi bring their uniquely quirky performances to Werribee Open Range Zoo these school holidays from 25 June to 9 July for the Zoo’s annual, winter Wild Nights program.

7 July 2016