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Werribee Open Range Zoo




Easter enrichment at Werribee Zoo

Big cats and meerkats enjoy Easter at Werribee Zoo

Hop to it! Easter is in full swing at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Volunteers have been hard at work crafting a selection of animal-friendly enrichment activities as part of a weekend-long Easter celebration, with festivities kicking off today.

20 April 2019
African Wild Dog at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Zoo welcomes new African Wild Dogs

Five African Wild Dog brothers have arrived at Werribee Open Range Zoo just in time to celebrate World Siblings Day today.

The two and three-year-old males – Neo, Leonardo, Nelson, Ziggy and Madash – bonded over a meat feast and a swim together on this special day.

10 April 2019
Kulinda chases lure 2

Werribee Zoo’s cheetah shows off her speed skills

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Cheetah, Kulinda, has been showing off her incredible speed and agility this week while enjoying her favourite enrichment.

8 April 2019

World record number of Plains-wanderer chicks born

Werribee Open Range Zoo has seen the population of its most critically endangered bird almost double overnight.

25 March 2019
Hippos at Werribee

Hippos get check on World Oral Health Day

Open wide and say “Ahhh!” - it’s World Oral Health Day!

20 March 2019
Nilo birthday

Lioness Nilo turns seven at Werribee Zoo

Summer might be over, but Werribee Open Range Zoo’s lion pride was still thrilled to tear into some icy pole-shaped enrichment on the weekend in celebration of lioness Nilo’s 7th birthday.

17 March 2019
Werribee Zoo Snake Exploratorium

Werribee Zoo reveals one-of-a-kind Snake Exploratorium

A vertical maze, scent trails, a sunbaking sand bed and heated swimming pool: it sounds like a luxury reptile resort, and for the Madagascar Ground Boas at Werribee Open Range Zoo, this is a reality.

8 March 2019

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s oldest male lion passes away

The oldest male lion at Werribee Open Range Zoo - 15-year-old Johari - has passed away.

The majestic male and father of 11 died on Wednesday (27 February) while under general anesthetic for an examination to investigate the cause of his recent lethargy and anemia.

27 February 2019
Hippo pic 3

Werribee Zoo celebrates World Hippo Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s five female hippos are taking centre stage today.

February 15th is World Hippo Day, a moment to both admire and raise awareness for the plight of one of Africa’s most unique animals.

15 February 2019
Ostrich flock grows at Werribee Zoo

Flock together with birds of a feather at Werribee Zoo's new ostrich encounter

Werribee Open Range Zoo visitors can now go behind-the-scenes and get up close and personal with a flock of ostriches in a new encounter.

8 February 2019