Werribee Open Range Zoo



Werribee new entry plan

Exciting new zoo entrance!

Plenty of exciting building activity is underway at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

18 March 2013

Ganyeka and the keeper

In this month’s animal profile we speak to keeper Kathy Scanlon about Werribee Open Range Zoo’s 12 year old gorilla Ganyeka.

12 March 2013
Keeping cool in the Hippo Water Play area

Hippo water play for humans and animals!

Keep cool this summer and visit Werribee Open Range Zoo's Hippo Water Play area!

9 January 2013
Amazing views from the new open-sided Safari Buses

Zoo's famous safari tour is more exciting than ever

Be one of the first to experience Werribee Open Range Zoo’s amazing new Safari Tours this summer!

9 January 2013
Musiki Manjaro

Rhythm of Africa's sizzling summer concert series

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s premier summer concert series, Rhythm of Africa, returns this February. It will feature an exceptional musical line-up and plenty of free family entertainment in 2013.


8 January 2013
West Gate opening image - WORZ

West Gate works complete – leap down now to visit!

VicRoads has announced that the resurfacing work on the West Gate Bridge has now been completed. This is great news for Victorians hoping to visit Werribee Open Range Zoo these summer holidays.

4 January 2013
Motabas 29th birthday celebrations 2

Motaba’s 29th birthday celebrations

Silverback gorilla, Motaba, celebrated his 29th birthday at Werribee Open Range Zoo yesterday.

Zoo volunteers made a special birthday cake filled with all kinds of wholesome goodies including plenty of his favourite vegetables.

23 December 2012
African Serval Cats turned four 2

African Serval Cats turned four

Our beautiful African Serval Cats turned four in fine style today at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Sisters, Nanki, Morili and Tula, were given a special birthday treat - a birthday cake pinata filled with crickets.

21 December 2012
Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria 2012

Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria

What a year it has been! 

We continued to grow our fighting extinction efforts for threatened wildlife here in Australia and abroad, and Melbourne Zoo turned 150. What better way to say thanks to all our supporters than with a look at the year that was!

13 December 2012
Zoos Victoria logo

Zoos Victoria statement on Laverton Knackery

Zoos Victoria has ceased all supply arrangements with Laverton Knackery following the presentation of evidence from Animals Australia showing inhumane treatment of horses at their premise.

12 December 2012