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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
Kulinda Cheetah

Werribee welcomes Cheetah Kulinda

Yesterday Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomed a very special arrival.

Eighteen-month old female Cheetah, Kulinda arrived at the Zoo yesterday afternoon after a smooth journey from Monarto Zoo.

23 May 2014
Mongolian Wild Horse Foal

New Przewalski’s horse foal

Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomed the arrival of a female Przewalski’s horse foal in the early hours of Mother's Day!

The foal was born to proud mum Mahan and stallion Kolya.

16 May 2014
Lionesses on departure

Lionesses arrive en route to Werribee

Two lionesses have arrived safely in Melbourne this morning on Wednesday 14 May, following a long journey from Givskud Zoo in Denmark.

14 May 2014
Harry Hippo

Harry Hippo will be sadly missed

Sadly Harry the hippo was euthanized at  Werribee Open Range Zoo late on Monday 12 May, following a deterioration of a long-term foot condition.

The ageing hippo had been treated extensively by zoo veterinarians, but it did not prevent his condition from worsening recently.

13 May 2014
Playgroup Day

Toddler fun at Playgroup Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo hosted a very special Playgroup Day on Tuesday 6 May, with visitors enjoying a range of hands-on play experiences provided by Playgroup Victoria.
 
8 May 2014
Kipenzi Southern White Rhino

Kipenzi reaches new milestone

As Southern White Rhino calf Kipenzi nears her first birthday, staff at Werribee Open Range Zoo are preparing for her next big milestone, full contact with the adult rhinos.

Kipenzi was born on 30 May last year and Vets and Keepers have been hand-raising her since birth.

23 April 2014