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Young Oryx Calf

Meet our newest arrival

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a very special new arrival, a female Scimitar-horned Oryx calf born to mum Sheba and dad Manyevu on 4 October.

4 November 2016
Bison Benji Beards for Bison

Beards for Bison

While November might be the month of the moustache, it’s also a special time for beards and Bison lovers!

3 November 2016
Tiger Travel

Tiger Travel

Sumatran Tiger Binjai travelled across the Zoo this morning, with a visit to the Veterinary Surgery on the way.

31 October 2016

Vale Tombo

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s much-loved, elderly Lion Tombo passed away late on Friday afternoon, 28 October 2016.

Zoo Veterinarians made the difficult decision to euthanise the aging Lion after his health deteriorated during the week.

30 October 2016
Malu sends email video

Orang-utan Malu demands palm oil labelling

Sumatran Orang-utan Malu created history this morning when he became the first orang-utan to send an email

Malu’s email was a cry for help to prevent his species from becoming extinct in the wild.

27 October 2016
Zebra at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Planning your long weekend at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Create your own adventure in the Werribee Precinct this weekend, with a range of special activities and events.
Werribee Open Range Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm daily, with Safari Tours running throughout the day and last entry to the zoo at 3.30pm.
27 October 2016
Plains-wanderer in grassland habitat Simon Starr

Bringing the Plains-wanderer under our wing

With less than 1000 birds left in the wild, the Plains-wanderer is in imminent threat of extinction.

26 October 2016
Claudia Chapman-Ivetac's Donation

Help for Mongolian Wild Horses at hand

Ten-year-old Claudia Chapman-Ivetac has left no stone unturned in her efforts to aid the Endangered Przewalski's horse also known as the Mongolian Wild Horse.

25 October 2016
Moving Meo

Moving Meo

How do you move a Snow Leopard?

Carefully and caringly were the watchwords this morning when Carnivore Department Keepers moved Snow Leopard Meo from her night den in Big Cat Row to the new custom-designed facility where she will spend the next year.

24 October 2016
Guthega Skink

Sanctuary celebrates the end of skinks’ big sleep

Healesville Sanctuary’s threatened species keepers celebrated this week as the endangered Guthega Skinks woke from their first-ever hibernation at the Sanctuary.

21 October 2016