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Werribee Open Range Zoo




Zebra foal at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Stripes a welcome sight for conservation awareness

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed a new Plains Zebra foal to the world.

Born to parents Melako and Zaide, the long-limbed two-week-old male has been named Mudhe, which means tall in Zulu.

15 October 2018
Jimmi and Kulinda mural

Big cat murals make their debut

Warrnambool artist Jimmi Buscombe has recently completed a pair of murals of serval cat sisters Nanki and Morili, as well as Kulinda the cheetah at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Kulinda the cheetah received her mural just in time for her 6th birthday last week.

11 October 2018

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
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
Rhino 2

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
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
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
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