Werribee Open Range Zoo



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
Kinta the giraffe

Popular giraffe Kinta will be sadly missed


Werribee Open Range Zoo’s much-loved giraffe, Kinta, passed away yesterday.

General Manager of Life Sciences, Russel Traher, said the ageing 15 year old giraffe had been battling a gastrointestinal disease for two years.

18 April 2013
Gorillas get into the Easter Sunday spirit

Gorillas get into the Easter Sunday spirit

A special Easter treat saw three gorillas swinging from the tree tops at Werribee Open Range Zoo today.

1 April 2013
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