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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
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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
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
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
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