Werribee Open Range Zoo’s 13 week old baby rhino has a name!
Zoo Members were invited to submit a name for the baby rhino and an incredible 1027 entries were received. The vets and keepers shortlisted these down to five names, which more than 2700 members of the public voted for.
On Wednesday 28 August, Werribee Open Range Zoo marked Hearing Awareness Week with free entry, for deaf and hard of hearing students from around Victoria sponsored by the Victorian Deaf Education Institute
During the next four weeks Werribee Open Range Zoo’s baby rhino is expected to be on public display for timed viewings between 10.45am – 11.45am and 1.45pm – 2.45pm daily. If she needs some time to rest or the weather is poor, display times may change or be cancelled at short notice.
This month’s animal profile takes a look at one of our most recent additions to the Zoo family, our 6-week old baby Southern White Rhino calf. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Peppa’ by keepers, the baby calf is doing well and will receive her official name when she is a bit older.