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Toddler Thursday

Toddler Thursdays at Werribee Open Range Zoo

“It takes a village to raise a child so bring your child to our Village”

12 February 2018
LHISI legs showing heart shapes

Loveable footsteps

The Zoo will be in Valentine’s mode all this week, with Keepers wearing ‘I Love Wildlife’ stickers and handing them out to visitors who come to hear Keeper Talks.

Of all the Zoo’s 250+ wildlife species, one of the smallest makes an ideal Valentine’s Ambassador.

12 February 2018
Hutan with his birthday cake

Tigers turning eight

Sumatran Tigers Hutan and Indrah celebrated their 8th birthday today.

Carnivore Keepers prepared ice layer cakes for the birthday brother and sister, with the tigers’ favourite flavours: meat, blood, and lactose-free milk.

9 February 2018
Baby baboon Gana and mum Grace

Baby baboon bonanza

A fourth beautiful baby has joined the Hamadryas Baboon troop at Melbourne Zoo.

8 February 2018
Ernie the Koala

Ernie the Koala

Ernie the Koala arrived at Werribee Open Range Zoo 11 weeks ago after he had been hit by a car near Hamilton, Victoria.

7 February 2018
Wilbur with cake

Wilbur's 53rd arrival anniversary

Giant Tortoise Wilbur arrived at Melbourne Zoo 53 years ago today, and Keepers celebrated that history with a special treat.

They prepared a ‘cake’ with a Lucerne base decorated with the year of his arrival, 1965, marked out with slices of rockmelon.

31 January 2018
Meerkat weighing

Vaccinations vital

Four young Meerkats have been given some vitally important vaccinations today.

Carnivore Keepers were able to collect the active youngsters so the Zoo’s Head Veterinarian Dr. Michael Lynch could vaccinate them against two potentially fatal diseases.

23 January 2018
One wing penguin story

Penguin Awareness Day 2018

International Penguin Awareness Day is designed to draw attention to these flightless and fascinating seabirds, the best swimmers and divers of all the world’s bird species.

19 January 2018
Dr Steve Coles with Hutan

Tiger tooth treatment

Sumatran Tiger Hutan had a date with the dentist this morning, when veterinary dental specialist Dr. Stephen Coles came in to check on a root canal filling he did 18 months ago in one of the tiger’s lower canine teeth.

18 January 2018

Heat affects wildlife: our top tips for wildlife during a heatwave

Victoria’s wildlife will struggle to cope with scorching temperatures predicted across the state until Monday. 

“Animals without access to shade and water really suffer on hot days," Ross Williamson, Healesville Sanctuary Director said.

17 January 2018