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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
Rhino Fund Uganda Rhino with Calf

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
Eastern Barred Bandicoot

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
Southern Corroboree Frog

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
World Lion Day cub

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
Cheetah Kulinda Werribee Zoo web620

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
Eastern Barred Bandicoot performers

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
Bison calf running with mum

Baby Bison makes its debut

Baby Bison Lakota has made his public debut just in time for school holidays at Werribee Open Range Zoo. The male calf named Lakota is the son of Leotie and Benji and was born less than a month ago on 9 June, 2016.

6 July 2016
Orange-bellied parrots call werribee home youtube vid

Critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrots move into new home

Werribee Open Range Zoo has opened a new, purpose-built, facility to aid the recovery of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot this morning. It's also the first time in the Zoo’s history, visitors will be able to see this rare species up close, with less than 50 birds left in the wild.

28 June 2016