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Koyla and Nikolai

A trot on the wild side

In this month’s animal profile we take a look at an animal with a definite wild side!

10 October 2013
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Wyndham Schools love their locals

Most students have never heard of, let alone seen an Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB).... Yet on Wednesday September 4, 100 local primary school students joined forces at Werribee Open Range Zoo to help us fight the extinction of this super cute endangered local marsupial.

20 September 2013
Baby Rhino Move

Rhino calf Kipenzi begins new journey

Now weighing in at 150kg Werribee Open Range Zoo’s white rhino calf, Kipenzi marked another milestone today when she moved from the vet hospital to a new protected enclosure on the Savannah.

11 September 2013
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Baby Rhino Named

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.

30 August 2013
Hearing Awareness Week

Students Celebrate Hearing Awareness Week

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

29 August 2013
Baby Rhino

Name the baby rhino!

Over the last two months, we’ve been touched by the way that members of the public have followed the journey of our precious Southern White Rhino calf at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

19 August 2013
Baby Rhino

Meet our baby rhino

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.

18 August 2013
Swirl the African Wild Dog

It's a dog's life

In this month’s animal profile we take a walk on the wild side with African Wild Dog Keeper Katherine Quinn, who gave us a glimpse into the life of eight year old, Swirl.

8 August 2013
Baby rhino close up

Our bouncing baby rhino

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.

11 July 2013
Rhino baby feeding

Baby rhino born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a new female baby Southern White Rhino born at 8.05pm AEST on Thursday 30 May. The baby was born to mother SiSi and weighs a healthy 69 kilograms.

31 May 2013