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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
Lion pride celebrates cubs' first birthday

Lion cubs celebrate first birthday

Lion siblings Ilola, Asali, Ato and Lwazi have celebrated their first birthday at Werribee Open Range Zoo by tucking into giant, animal-friendly papier-mâché cupcakes.

13 August 2018
Rescued barn owl

Barn owl makes a splash

A native barn owl found in the shallow end of a Werribee public pool is on its way to a full recovery after being rescued by staff and treated by vets at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

6 August 2018
Werribee Zoo staff celebrate World Ranger Day

Werribee Zoo recognises World Ranger Day

Every day, park rangers around the world risk their lives to protect wildlife and wild places from poaching and other threats.

31 July 2018
Baby Oryx Menelik

My, what little horns you have!

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s tiny Scimitar-horned Oryx calf was spotted today enjoying the winter sun - a rare sighting for such a shy and heavily-protected member of the herd. 

18 July 2018
Leopard Tortoises with hibiscus flowers

Delicious hibiscus for birthday tortoises

July is Leopard Tortoise birthday month at Werribee Open Range Zoo with four of our shelled African reptiles turning 13.

12 July 2018
Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa comes to Werribee Zoo

Acrobats and hula hoopers were deep in practice mode for weeks before Cirque Africa hit the Big Top stage at Werribee Open Range Zoo on the weekend.

4 July 2018
Ernie the koala released into the wild

Ernie the koala released into the wild

A recovered koala has been released successfully into the wild more than six months after being hit by a car.

26 June 2018
Giraffes at Werribee Zoo

Werribee Zoo celebrates World Giraffe Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s six male giraffes have an extra spring in their step today.

Thembi, Harold, Ajali, Kona, Jelani and Amani are in for an enjoyable afternoon of grazing and basking in the winter sunshine on the zoo’s Lower Savannah to celebrate a very special occasion.

21 June 2018
Przewalski’s Horse, Tsagaan

One in 2,000 endangered horse born

It’s a life of learning and play for Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new male Przewalski’s Horse foal, Tsagaan, who was welcomed into the world and his herd less than six weeks ago.

18 June 2018