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Kulinda Cheetah

Werribee welcomes Cheetah Kulinda

Yesterday Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomed a very special arrival.

Eighteen-month old female Cheetah, Kulinda arrived at the Zoo yesterday afternoon after a smooth journey from Monarto Zoo.

23 May 2014
Mongolian Wild Horse Foal

New Przewalski’s horse foal

Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomed the arrival of a female Przewalski’s horse foal in the early hours of Mother's Day!

The foal was born to proud mum Mahan and stallion Kolya.

16 May 2014
Lionesses on departure

Lionesses arrive en route to Werribee

Two lionesses have arrived safely in Melbourne this morning on Wednesday 14 May, following a long journey from Givskud Zoo in Denmark.

14 May 2014
Harry Hippo

Harry Hippo will be sadly missed

Sadly Harry the hippo was euthanized at  Werribee Open Range Zoo late on Monday 12 May, following a deterioration of a long-term foot condition.

The ageing hippo had been treated extensively by zoo veterinarians, but it did not prevent his condition from worsening recently.

13 May 2014
Playgroup Day

Toddler fun at Playgroup Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo hosted a very special Playgroup Day on Tuesday 6 May, with visitors enjoying a range of hands-on play experiences provided by Playgroup Victoria.
 
8 May 2014
Kipenzi Southern White Rhino

Kipenzi reaches new milestone

As Southern White Rhino calf Kipenzi nears her first birthday, staff at Werribee Open Range Zoo are preparing for her next big milestone, full contact with the adult rhinos.

Kipenzi was born on 30 May last year and Vets and Keepers have been hand-raising her since birth.

23 April 2014
Tonyi and Tombo

Happy Birthday Tonyi and Tombo!

Lions Tonyi and Tombo turned 18 yesterday, Monday 17 March.

The brothers enjoyed some early festivities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with a special treat prepared by Keepers and the Zoo's wonderful team of volunteers.

14 March 2014
Check out my horns

Hide the Waterbuck

This very handsome creature is a waterbuck. His name is Hide and you can see him on Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, along with two female and two junior waterbuck in the Woodlands Waterhole. We caught up with Zoo Keeper, Michael, who has known Hide since he was born, to talk all things waterbuck!

13 March 2014
Zoos Victoria logo

Free-entry for Morwell residents

Morwell residents seeking respite from the smoky conditions caused by the Hazelwood open-cut fire are being offered free entry into Victoria's Zoos, including Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.  

3 March 2014
Baby Bison

New Baby Bison at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Tatanka, a new baby bison is now on public display at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The female calf was born on 29 December to first-time mum Leotie and staff are delighted with their progress.

Tatanka is feeding well and Leotie is a wonderful mum. 

28 January 2014