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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
Mongolian Horse foal

Endangered horse foal born at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new male Przewalski’s horse foal, Bataar, is already a hero despite only being welcomed into the world and his herd this month.

22 January 2019
Sugar Glider training

Sugar gliders happy participants in their own healthcare

In the low red light of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s nocturnal animal house, something special is happening with four furry female Sugar Gliders.

15 January 2019
Blackbuck calf

Blackbuck calves bound into visitors’ hearts

It may be summer, but spring is still in the air at Werribee Open Range Zoo with three baby blackbuck calves born in the past two months. 

7 January 2019
Tulip eating her 16th Birthday present

Tulip the hippo turns a sweet 16

While the New Year celebrations have finished, the party’s just beginning at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Tulip the female hippopotamus celebrated her 16th birthday in style today – munching on an animal friendly array of fruits and vegetables shaped into hearts and the number “16”.

1 January 2019
Serval at Werribee Zoo

Serval sisters leap into their 10th Birthday

It was double the trouble at Werribee Open Range Zoo today, as Serval sisters Nanki and Morili leapt into their 10th birthday celebrations.

After completing a dazzling display of training exercises to encourage their natural behaviors, the siblings were treated to a birthday banquet.

21 December 2018
Thembi the giraffe

Vale Thembi, a gentle giant

Much-loved Werribee Open Range Zoo giraffe, Thembi, has passed away in tragic circumstances.

The 11-year-old gentle giant died overnight on Wednesday (December 12), and was found by keepers the following morning in the walkway between the giraffes’ night and day dens.

14 December 2018
Plains wanderer chick being examined

Gender of critically endangered chicks revealed

In an exciting conservation announcement, the genders of Victoria’s first captive-bred Plains-wanderer birds have been revealed. 

14 December 2018
Kulinda the cheetah

Werribee Zoo celebrates International Cheetah Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s six-year-old female cheetah, Kulinda, is the furry, spotted face of a very special cause today.   

International Cheetah Day raises awareness about one of the world’s fastest animals – a species whose numbers have dropped dramatically over the past 100 years.

4 December 2018