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Werribee Primary School students with Gen

Makes a lot of cents!

Four students from Werribee Primary School have collected a whopping 5,050 five-cent coins to help save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

Inspired by Zoos Victoria’s Common Cents Challenge, Grade Five classmates Heaven, Luella, Meredith and Emily worked together to raise $252.55.

26 June 2017
Lions preparing to move Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo YouTube Video

Lions preparing for move to Melbourne Zoo

Keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo are preparing three adolescent male lions for their upcoming move to Melbourne Zoo.

24 May 2017
Zebra foal Ziwa close up

Zebra foal Ziwa dazzling at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Keepers are celebrating the birth of a healthy Zebra foal at Werribee Open Range Zoo just in time for Mother’s Day.

The female foal was born early in the morning of Friday 28 April to first time mum Zaide and keepers are delighted with how they are progressing.

11 May 2017
Yakini vet check video

Gorilla Yakini's Vet Check Up

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s vet hospital was particularly busy yesterday with one of the Zoo’s favourite residents undergoing his biennial health check. Western Lowland Gorilla, Yakini received a clean bill of health after undergoing a thorough examination.

2 May 2017
Easter treats youtube video

Easter treats at Werribee Open Range Zoo

The lions, meerkats and Vervet Monkeys enjoyed an early treat to celebrate Easter at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The animals enjoyed their own special Easter-themed enrichment, hunting for brightly coloured piñata and tucking into their very own (hard boiled) Easter Eggs.

13 April 2017
Meerkat Mum and Pup

Meerkat pups at Werribee Open Range Zoo

There are some new faces in the Meerkat mob at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with two Meerkat pups born to experienced mum, Akili on Saturday 11 March.

10 April 2017
Hippo Lotus turns nine

Hip Hippo Hooray - it's Lotus's birthday!

On Friday 31 March at Werribee Open Range Zoo, there was a hippopotamus on the beach eating cake – birthday cake!

6 April 2017
Hippo smiling

All Smiles For New Partnership

A new partnership focusing on better dental health for children has been launched between Zoos Victoria and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV).

20 March 2017
Waterbuck Acacia

Meet Waterbuck Acacia

Werribee Open Range Zoo have welcomed a new arrival to the Waterbuck herd, with a female calf born to mum Kumuka and dad Hide on 20 January.

The young calf has been named Acacia by Zoo Keepers and is the first to be born this year.

9 March 2017
Devil release with Dr Marissa Parrott, Reproductive Biologist

International Women’s Day at Zoos Victoria

Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day at Zoos Victoria. We’re lucky to have some remarkable women as part of the organisation, working on fighting wildlife extinction. From PhD-qualified animal welfare and reproductive specialists to Zoo Keepers and Vets working at one of our three zoos, their stories are rich and varied and an inspiration to anyone hoping to make a difference to the lives of our precious endangered species. 

8 March 2017