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Hip, Hip Hooray, Hippo Pansy is Three

This week at Werribee Open Range Zoo, visitors are invited to a very special celebration – Hippo Pansy’s third birthday!

16 November 2016
Young Oryx Calf

Meet our newest arrival

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a very special new arrival, a female Scimitar-horned Oryx calf born to mum Sheba and dad Manyevu on 4 October.

4 November 2016
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Beards for Bison

While November might be the month of the moustache, it’s also a special time for beards and Bison lovers!

3 November 2016
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Vale Tombo

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s much-loved, elderly Lion Tombo passed away late on Friday afternoon, 28 October 2016.

Zoo Veterinarians made the difficult decision to euthanise the aging Lion after his health deteriorated during the week.

30 October 2016
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Planning your long weekend at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Create your own adventure in the Werribee Precinct this weekend, with a range of special activities and events.
 
Werribee Open Range Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm daily, with Safari Tours running throughout the day and last entry to the zoo at 3.30pm.
 
27 October 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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