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Diary of Safari Guide

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Safari Guide at Werribee Open Range Zoo? James Watters explains the ins and outs of one of the most interesting jobs around

4 October 2018

Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is thrilled to announce its annual summer concert series Zoo Twilights will return in 2019.

2 October 2018
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World's first allergic echidna completes journey to recovery

We’d like to introduce you to Matilda, a sweet-natured short-beaked Echidna, with an unusual allergy. Matilda is allergic to ants. That’s right, she’s allergic to her main food group.

2 October 2018
Orange-bellied parrot health checks

Critically-endangered birds lent a helping wing

Sixteen Orange-bellied parrots have undergone final health checks at Werribee Open Range Zoo in the lead up to their annual migration from Victoria to Tasmania for breeding season.

27 September 2018
Werribee Zoo phone charging bikes

New pedal-powered installation helps fight extinction

Visitors running low on mobile phone battery power are now able to exercise, charge and learn how to save wild gorillas all at the same time at a new pedal-powered charging station at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   

24 September 2018
Omeo and Dargo

Vale Omeo

Healesville Sanctuary bid a sad farewell to Omeo the Dingo last week. Vets and keepers made the difficult decision to euthanize the six year old after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

24 September 2018
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Werribee Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Southern White Rhinoceroses are celebrating World Rhino Day on the savannah today with colourful, animal-friendly cardboard globes. The enrichment, created by a team of volunteers, is designed to encourage exploration and socialisation.

22 September 2018
Snow Leopard licking snow

Snow arrives for Melbourne Zoo's big cats

It may be the end of the ski season for most Victorians, but Melbourne Zoo’s Snow Leopards received their first taste of snow this week, thanks to a special delivery from Buller Ski Lifts.

21 September 2018
Dream Night 2018

Melbourne Zoo to put on a night of magic

Dream Night will return to Melbourne Zoo for a night of magic and fun for families with children who have a disability.

On Saturday 13 October, the zoo will be transformed into a place of wonder for families who may otherwise find it difficult to visit the zoo during the day.

21 September 2018
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Rehabilitated Lace Monitor released back to the wild

The team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre celebrated last week as a rehabilitated Lace Monitor was release back into the wild.

19 September 2018