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Kipenzi Joins Herd

Rhino Kipenzi Joins Herd

Southern White Rhinoceros calf, Kipenzi has reached a major milestone in joining the rhino herd at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Hand-raised from birth, fifteen month old Kipenzi has been introduced to the Zoo’s female rhinos, including mum Sisi and grandmother Make.

15 September 2014
Love Your Locals Day 2014

Wyndham Students Love Their Locals

On Wednesday 10 September, 100 primary school students from Wyndham descended on Werribee Open Range Zoo for Love Your Locals Day – an initiative that brings local students together to share ideas about wildlife conservation.

11 September 2014
Cheetah Kulinda explores her new home

Curious Kulinda explores her new home

Young Cheetah Kulinda has made her public debut at Werribee Open Range after being cleared from quarantine.

Over the last week, Kulinda has been exploring her new surroundings, taking in all of the new sights and smells.

19 August 2014
Nilo

Meet Nilo and Niribi

In this month’s special animal profile edition, we chat to Keeper Katherine Quinn about Nilo and Niribi, Werribee Open Range Zoo’s two African Lionesses who arrived from Givskud Zoo, Denmark earlier this year.

13 August 2014
Woodlands Release

Boost for Bandicoot Release Site

On Wednesday 6 August, four Eastern Barred Bandicoots were released at Woodlands Historic Park, near Melbourne Airport as part of the recovery project to save the species from extinction.

7 August 2014
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Sniffing out the perfect mate

Do Eastern Barred Bandicoots actively choose their mates? If so, how do do they make that choice and what impact does it have?

4 August 2014
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Students swing into action for gorillas

Eight year-old Anthony and his six year-old brother Josh are on a mission to help save gorillas in the wild.

2 July 2014
Meerkat on the hill

Zoo closures due to high winds

Due to high winds, Melbourne Zoo is closed to visitors and members while Werribee Open Range Zoo remains open with some sections closed for visitor safety.

24 June 2014
Mongolian Wild Horse Hatan

Mongolian Community Name Foal

Members of Victoria’s close-knit Mongolian community have named Werribee Open Range Zoo’s newest addition, a rare Przewalski’s horse foal.

6 June 2014
Kipenzi Introduction

Rhino Calf Kipenzi’s First Birthday

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Southern White Rhino calf, Kipenzi marked her first birthday today on Friday 30 May.

It’s a huge milestone for Kipenzi and for the team at the Zoo who have hand-raised Kipenzi since birth.

30 May 2014