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Kangaroo at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Zoo has a new hop in its step

Visitors to Werribee Open Range Zoo can now enjoy a more intimate encounter with the zoo’s native wildlife along the newly-revamped Australian Trail.

18 September 2018
Nat Geo KK1

National Geographic Photography Pop-up at Melbourne Zoo


17 September 2018
Deceased bird LHI

Environmental groups call for nation-wide ban of balloons releases on World Clean-up Day

In celebration of World Clean-up Day on 15 September, environmental groups are asking politicians to put an end to the deliberate or accidental release of balloons by introducing a nation-wide ban.

15 September 2018
Dentist David Clarke

Lion cub gets troubled teeth treated

Ilola the lion is on the mend after having four baby teeth removed at Werribee Open Range Zoo’s veterinary clinic this morning.

The one-year-old female cub was suffering from a tooth root infection, due to her baby canines taking longer than usual to fall out.

14 September 2018

Rare Tree-kangaroo joey emerges from pouch in Healesville Sanctuary first

Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating the birth of an endangered Goodfellow’s Tree-kangaroo - the first ever to be born at the Sanctuary.

10 September 2018

NEW Spring Nature Play at Healesville Sanctuary

These September school holidays, Healesville Sanctuary’s brand new Nature Play zone is waiting to be explored.

10 September 2018

Helmeted Honeyeaters released to the wild

Five Helmeted Honeyeaters were released on Thursday at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in an effort to save the species from extinction.

6 September 2018
Drumming at Zoo Tales

Cultural Festival of Stories comes to Werribee Zoo

African and Indigenous Australian storytelling comes to life at Werribee Open Range Zoo these school holidays with a new 16-day event.

30 August 2018
Nyala 1

New species arrives at Werribee Zoo

It’s been quite a journey for the zoo’s newest members – a herd of African antelope called Nyala – from across the Tasman Sea to the plains of Werribee Open Range Zoo.

22 August 2018
Wombat at AWHC

Watch out for Wildlife

Zoos Victoria is asking motorists to be extra alert for wildlife that has strayed onto roads as it deals with a spike in the number of wombats and joeys being treated for road trauma at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre.

22 August 2018