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Easter enrichment at Werribee Zoo

Big cats and meerkats enjoy Easter at Werribee Zoo

Hop to it! Easter is in full swing at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Volunteers have been hard at work crafting a selection of animal-friendly enrichment activities as part of a weekend-long Easter celebration, with festivities kicking off today.

20 April 2019
African Wild Dog at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Zoo welcomes new African Wild Dogs

Five African Wild Dog brothers have arrived at Werribee Open Range Zoo just in time to celebrate World Siblings Day today.

The two and three-year-old males – Neo, Leonardo, Nelson, Ziggy and Madash – bonded over a meat feast and a swim together on this special day.

10 April 2019
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Werribee Zoo’s cheetah shows off her speed skills

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Cheetah, Kulinda, has been showing off her incredible speed and agility this week while enjoying her favourite enrichment.

8 April 2019
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Matilda the echidna celebrates her birthday allergy free

Healesville Sanctuary’s “allergic” Echidna, Matilda, celebrated her 9th birthday today by tucking into her favourite meat slurry meal – tongue first.

 Matilda is the world’s only Echidna known to be allergic to the species’ main food group: ants.

4 April 2019
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A birthday pampering for Melbourne Zoo's prehistoric species

We all love being pampered, regardless of our age, and that includes one of the oldest animal species in existence - the tapir.

4 April 2019
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Special keeper-seal bond leads to medical breakthrough at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating a medical breakthrough. For the first time ever, keepers and vets have obtained voluntary blood samples from the front flipper of resident Long-nosed fur seal, Iha.

4 April 2019
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World record number of Plains-wanderer chicks born

Werribee Open Range Zoo has seen the population of its most critically endangered bird almost double overnight.

25 March 2019
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Hippos get check on World Oral Health Day

Open wide and say “Ahhh!” - it’s World Oral Health Day!

20 March 2019
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Lioness Nilo turns seven at Werribee Zoo

Summer might be over, but Werribee Open Range Zoo’s lion pride was still thrilled to tear into some icy pole-shaped enrichment on the weekend in celebration of lioness Nilo’s 7th birthday.

17 March 2019
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Growing Melbourne Zoo treasure turns four

Melbourne Zoo’s much-adored, young Western Lowland Gorilla, Kanzi, turns four this week and that means special treats from keepers and volunteers.

14 March 2019