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Elderly lion Tonyi at Werribee Open Range Zoo web620

A sad farewell to much-loved lion, Tonyi

Elderly Lion Tonyi passed away Thursday, 31 December at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Zoo Veterinarians made the difficult decision to euthanise the aging Lion as a result of his deteriorating health.

4 January 2016
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Special Christmas deliveries at Werribee Open Range Zoo

While the State welcomed a much needed cool change from the searing heat of the weekend, Werribee Open Range Zoo staff were equally excited to welcome the arrival of two extra special newborns. Przewalski’s Horse, Mahan, gave birth to a colt in the early hours of Monday, 21 December.

24 December 2015
Lion Cub Trio

Meet Kubwa, Kashka and Kito!

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s trio of Lion cubs have been named!

The votes are in and the public have chosen their three favourite names via the Zoo’s website.

Today viewing Keepers announced the winning names – Kubwa, Kashka and Kito.

21 December 2015
Meerkats Christmas

Christmas comes early to Werribee Open Range Zoo

On Sunday 20 December animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo shared in the fun of the festive season, enjoying some special Christmas treats.

20 December 2015
Lion cubs video

Lion cubs receive health check

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Lion cubs have marked another milestone, with their six-week health check.

Vets and Keepers were able to weigh and examine each of cubs, checking their heart, lungs, ears, eyes and movement.

7 December 2015
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Zoos Victoria Grant Announcement on International Cheetah Day

Friday 4 December Zoos Victoria marked International Cheetah Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo with a funding announcement for the Tsavo Cheetah Project in Kenya.

4 December 2015
Grandparents Week Launch

Families jump in to Grandparents' Week

On Friday 20 November Werribee Open Range Zoo launched Grandparents’ Week, with some special visitors enjoying a preview of the program.

20 November 2015
Lion cubs at four weeks of age

Lion cubs find their feet

At four weeks of age, Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new Lion cubs are beginning to find their feet.

20 November 2015
Hippo Calf Pansy 2nd Birthday

Hip Hip Hooray for Hippo Pansy

Hippo calf Pansy will turn two this Wednesday, 18 November at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

16 November 2015
lion cub video - 2 weeks old

Lion cubs open their eyes

Born in the early hours of Tuesday 20 October to Lioness Nilo, Werribee Open Range Zoo’s three lion cubs are now two weeks old and have opened their eyes.

While this is still a critical time for the young cubs, they are feeding well and seem to be getting bigger every day!

5 November 2015