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The best mums in the animal kingdom

The world is filled with many wonderful animal mums. From over-protective parents to doting aunties, they each contribute to a balanced ecosystem in their own unique way.

In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, we’ve created awards to celebrate the best mums in the animal kingdom.

30 April 2018
EBB Health Check

New arrivals are earning their stripes

There are some extra special new arrivals settling in to Werribee Open Range Zoo who, after completing a 30 day quarantine period, will play a vital part in Zoos Victoria’s quest to bring the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB) back from the brink of extinction.

17 April 2018
Orange-bellied Parrot in flight

Parrots return to Werribee Open Range Zoo

Twelve Orange-bellied Parrots have arrived safely at Werribee Open Range Zoo after they were given a helping hand to migrate from Tasmania.

The birds were given a thorough examination at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with vets giving the birds a clean bill of health.

11 April 2018
Hippo Brindabella and Pansy enjoying food_web620

Easter Fun at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Easter arrived early for the animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo today, with the hippos, lions and meerkats all set to receive special Easter treats.

29 March 2018
A Maze N Cats

A maze n’ Opening

Werribee Open Range Zoo opened its new A Maze n’ Cat Maze today as part of Zoos Victoria’s campaign aimed at protecting wildlife and keeping cats happy and healthy.

28 March 2018
Brown Falcon released

Falcon comes through with flying colours

The steady hands of the vet team at Werribee Open Range Zoo were put to the test recently when they performed an intricate procedure on a wild Brown Falcon, who had been brought in after it was found entangled in a barbed wire fence.

21 February 2018
Nairibi's sixth birthday

Birthday treat for lioness Nairibi

Lioness Nairibi celebrated her sixth birthday today at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Nairibi was born at Givskud Zoo in Denmark and arrived at Werribee Open Range Zoo in 2014 with half-sister Nilo to form part of the Zoo’s successful international breeding program.

15 February 2018
Toddler Thursday

Toddler Thursdays at Werribee Open Range Zoo

“It takes a village to raise a child so bring your child to our Village”

12 February 2018
Ernie the Koala

Ernie the Koala

Ernie the Koala arrived at Werribee Open Range Zoo 11 weeks ago after he had been hit by a car near Hamilton, Victoria.

7 February 2018
Swirl Wild Dog

Vale Swirl

Werribee Open Range Zoo is bidding a sad farewell to African Wild Dog Swirl this week.

Veterinary staff made the difficult decision to euthanize the 12-year-old after her health continued to decline and impacted her quality of life.

22 December 2017