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African Stage Refurbishment

Stage Refurbishment

Following another fantastic Rhythm of African season at Werribee Open Range Zoo, we'll be taking the opportunity to rennovate our stage area, with a new roof and upgrades to the back of house facilities from late February to mid-March.

25 February 2017
When Balloons Fly, video

When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die

Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks have joined forces to urge Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at their next outdoor events.

22 February 2017
Jenny Gray speaking to 730 Report

For Transparency, Fairness, and Health, it's Time to Label

As politicians across the country begin a new parliamentary year, Zoos Victoria has called on the nation’s health ministers to clearly label vegetable oils such as palm oil.

20 February 2017
Lion cubs debut video

Lion cubs make their debut

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s four ten-week old Lion cubs will make their debut this week.

Born on 13 December 2016, the youngsters spent the first few critical weeks with mum Nairibi in the privacy of a special nesting den, with staff monitoring the new family via CCTV cameras.

20 February 2017
Lion cub trio

Lions moving to Melbourne

Three young African Lions will soon be making the short trip from Werribee to Melbourne.

16 February 2017
Male and female LHISI bonding

Valentine Victory

It was a dramatic real-life rescue exciting enough for an adventure film!

Scientists jumped ashore onto the wave-washed rocky shoreline of Ball’s Pyramid and scaled its steep slopes in search of survivors from a species rediscovered in 2001 after long being thought to be extinct.

14 February 2017
Dr Helen McCracken with pelican

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is an ideal time to highlight the contribution of the women scientists in the Zoo’s Veterinary Department in providing high level wildlife veterinary care.

11 February 2017
Boa Check-up

Boa Check-up

What happens when a boa needs a check-up?

Behind the scenes at Werribee Open Range Zoo our passionate team of Veterinarians and Vet Nurses care for extraordinary group of patients, from tiny birds and marsupials to two tonne rhinoceros and herds of Eland, Oryx and Zebra.

10 February 2017
Binjai video licking ice block

Tigers Turning Seven

Sumatran Tigers Hutan and Indrah celebrated their 7th birthday today with a seven-layer frozen treat prepared by the Carnivore Keepers, featuring some of their favourite flavours: milk, blood, bone marrow, and chicken stock.

9 February 2017
Bong Su in the mud wallow

Bong Su's 40th Anniversary

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 40th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo today.

1 February 2017