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Eastern Barred Bandicoot release with Ryan Smith 1

Zoo steps up the fight to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Five Eastern Barred Bandicoots are the first inhabitants of a new predator-proof enclosure at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Three female and two male bandicoots were released into the zoo’s new 4ha native grassland precinct, Australian Journey last night.

21 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
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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
OpenMi Excursion App launch

New app to help deaf children enjoy our Zoo

A new mobile app has been launched which will enable Victorian Deaf and hearing impaired children to enjoy and learn about the animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

31 October 2012
Love Your Locals tram launch image 1

Victoria's most endangered take to the streets

A City Circle tram has been dressed up to feature Zoos Victoria’s 20 priority native threatened species.

24 October 2012
Baby camel

Camel calf makes a dramatic entry

Camel calf born on display

A camel was born on display at Werribee Open Range Zoo on Saturday 25 August, delighting visitors on the Safari Bus Tours.

28 August 2012
Enriching animals' lives

New space dedicated to enriching animals' lives

Enriching animals' lives

Culinary delights such as ‘wriggling mealworms in bamboo tubes' and ‘popcorn-stuffed pinecones' are just some of the special animal snacks being made in the zoo's purpose-built enrichment area.

15 August 2012
Pedicure time for Jelani

Pedicure time for Giraffe Jelani

Pedicure time

A pedicure, or hoof trim as it's known in the business, is no easy feat on a large male giraffe.

25 July 2012
Monkeys love their swinging new pad

Monkeys love new home renovation

The Vervet Monkeys are swinging from the treetops over their extensive new home renovations.

The zoo's 18 monkeys now have more floor space, more swinging space and much more foliage to play in, following a recent exhibit upgrade.

16 July 2012