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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.
With less than 1000 birds left in the wild, the Plains-wanderer is in imminent threat of extinction.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
On Thursday 22 September Zoos Victoria marked World Rhino Day with the announcement of a critical new international conservation partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda.
Three male Eastern Barred Bandicoots have begun life in retirement after being released to Serendip Sanctuary in Victoria’s south-west.
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