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Werribee Open Range Zoo




Kulinda the cheetah

Werribee Zoo celebrates International Cheetah Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s six-year-old female cheetah, Kulinda, is the furry, spotted face of a very special cause today.   

International Cheetah Day raises awareness about one of the world’s fastest animals – a species whose numbers have dropped dramatically over the past 100 years.

4 December 2018
Nyala calf at Werribee Zoo

Nyala calves delight zoo visitors

For the first time, the public can now see Nyala calves on display at Werribee Open Range Zoo in all their adorable glory.

3 December 2018
Yakini 1

A birthday treat fit for a king

One of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s male Western Lowland gorillas, Yakini, celebrated his 19th birthday today with an array of treats.

28 November 2018
Plains-wanderer chick born at Werribee Zoo

Plains-wanderer chicks born at Werribee Zoo

Meet Quagmire, Jane, Ramble and Clinton. The two-week-old chicks are new members of the critically endangered Plains-wanderer species – Australia’s most important bird.

20 November 2018
Pansy eating watermellon

A very happy hippo birthday

Pansy, the youngest member of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s hippopotamus bloat, celebrated her 5th birthday today with devoted mum Brindabella by her side.

17 November 2018
Lion Pumpkin

Halloween enrichment delights animals

The animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo awoke to some spooky treats this morning in the form of Halloween-themed enrichment activities. 

31 October 2018
Ostrich at Werribee Zoo

Ostrich flock grows at Werribee Zoo

Visitors to Werribee Open Range Zoo can now see some fresh, feathered faces after it welcomed new flocks of African Black and Australian Grey ostriches this week.

The zoo’s two resident males, Pinky and Frank, have been joined by five male and 10 female ostriches.

26 October 2018
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