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Werribee Open Range Zoo




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Meerkats dig for dinos at Werribee Zoo

A mob of Meerkats participated in some digging fun today. The curious animals explored a dinosaur-themed enrichment activity at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

26 June 2019
Camel Day

Werribee Zoo celebrates World Camel Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s herd of Camels celebrated World Camel Day today (June 22) with some fun feeding enrichment.

Keepers presented the curious creatures with a specially-designed camel cake - a selection of their favorite acacia browse weaved around a ball made of fire-hose.

22 June 2019
Tammar Wallaby at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Wallabies happy participants in healthcare

While many humans are fussing about getting flu shots this winter, the Tammar Wallabies at Werribee Open Range Zoo are hopping happily towards their own healthcare.

12 June 2019
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Savannah birthday party at Werribee Zoo

What’s better than celebrating a birthday on Werribee Open Range Zoo’s savannah? Celebrating two birthdays, of course!

30 May 2019
Meerkat at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Zoo staff invent Intelligent Meerkat Feeder

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s mob of Meerkats is enjoying an innovative new type of enrichment in their enclosure this week – an intelligent automatic feeder.

27 May 2019
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Baby boom a bonus in the fight against extinction

Werribee Open Range Zoo is in the midst of a significant baby boom.

The zoo’s population of Przewalski’s Horse, once considered to be extinct in the wild, has grown dramatically after the births of three foals in the past 10 months.

20 May 2019
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Kitty glitter shines light on lion health

Something surprising and sparkly is happening in the food preparation area of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s lion enclosure.

Big cat keepers are sprinkling various colours of glitter on the meat being prepared for the carnivores in an innovative way of shining a light on their health.

6 May 2019
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
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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