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Mali and her birthday cake

Mali celebrates her 8th birthday

Zoo Keepers and Volunteers outdid themselves today creating a beautiful and bountiful banquet of fruit and vegetables to celebrate Mali’s birthday.

16 January 2018
Meerkats eating breakfast

Busy breakfast time

It’s all go first thing at the Zoo, with keepers greeting the animals and getting started cleaning their exhibits and preparing their breakfasts.

4 January 2018
Miss Wing

Miss Wing turns three

Miss Wing is still the one and only hand-raised Little Penguin at the Zoo, and now she has graduated into being a fully-fledged member of the group.

29 December 2017
Sampit and Isidor with birthday cake

Happy birthday, Sampit

Siamang Sampit celebrated her 20th birthday this morning by sharing a variety of birthday breakfast treats with her mate Isidor. 

29 December 2017
Swirl Wild Dog

Vale Swirl

Werribee Open Range Zoo is bidding a sad farewell to African Wild Dog Swirl this week.

Veterinary staff made the difficult decision to euthanize the 12-year-old after her health continued to decline and impacted her quality of life.

22 December 2017
Lemurs with christmas boxes

Christmas is coming

Christmas has come early for some of the animals at Melbourne Zoo.  

Ring-tailed Lemurs, Asian Elephants, and Western Lowland Gorillas were treated to some Christmas-themed enrichment this morning. 

22 December 2017
St Josephs Mural

Helmeted Honeyeater Awareness Day at St. Joseph’s Primary School

Victoria’s bird emblem the Helmeted Honeyeater has another great friend and supporter in St. Joseph’s Primary School in Crib Point who recently invited their local community to a Helmeted Honeyeater Awareness Day.

21 December 2017

Kangaroo Country is now open!

Meet the mob in their brand new exhibit open now!

21 December 2017
Schools showcase

150+ new schools sign up to save wildlife in 2017

More than 150 Victorian schools were awarded Fighting Extinction School status this year, adding to the growing community of more than 400 Fighting Extinction schools since the start of program in 2016.

21 December 2017
OBP Perched

Orange-bellied Parrots get a work-out

Fourteen Orange-bellied Parrots have taken flight within a specially designed Orange-bellied Parrot Gym at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

20 December 2017