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Lady Potter Meets Pansy

Lady Potter Names Baby Hippo

Lady Potter AC, Trustee of the Ian Potter Foundation has named Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new baby hippo.

Lady Potter announced the name on a special visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo yesterday where she spent some time with the cheeky, two month-old calf and mum Brindabella.

23 January 2014
Thembi

Standing tall with Thembi

This month’s animal profile reaches some great heights, as we sit down with Werribee Open Range Zoo Keeper, Luke Hausler, to chat about Thembi, the often cheeky and sociable 5-year old male giraffe.

9 January 2014
Baby Hippo on Display

Baby Hippo on Display

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s baby hippo is now on public display.

Like all new born babies, the calf will need time to rest and viewings will be subject to change and cancellation.

30 December 2013
Zoo Vets promo

Zoo Vets Special

Don't miss the exclusive Nine News special as we go behind the scenes and meet the vets saving species from extinction at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo this Friday 20 December at 7.30pm for Victorian viewers.

17 December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had another massive year fighting wildlife extinction. In particular we’ve been taking care of this little guy, the Orange-bellied Parrot.
Merry Christmas from all the team at Zoos Victoria!

16 December 2013
Cheetah Kaidi

Cheetah will be sadly missed

The entire team at Werribee Open Range Zoo are saddened by the passing of Cheetah Kaidi, who was euthanased today following a deterioration of a pancreatic condition.

16 December 2013
Yakini-Check-up

Yakini receives health check

Gorilla Yakini received his biennial health check yesterday at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

While vets have yet to receive all of the test results, the check up went smoothly and they were very pleased to see that Yakini shows no signs of ill health.

12 December 2013
Yakini's Birthday

Happy Birthday Yakini!

Gorilla Yakini celebrated his 14th birthday today at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The birthday marks an important milestone for Yakini, who is on the cusp of becoming a full grown silverback.

28 November 2013
Baby Hippo

New baby hippo at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a new baby hippo.

The calf was born in the early hours of Monday morning to proud mum Brindabella and is showing all the signs of being a healthy baby hippo.

21 November 2013
Zebras-Altina

Zebra pair the centre of attention

Zebras Atreyu and Shani from Werribee Open Range Zoo have made history as the very first Zebras at Altina Wildlife Park in New South Wales.

The pair arrived at Altina last week and are settling in well to their new home and meeting inquisitive new neighbours, including Giraffe.

18 November 2013