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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
Bison Tauri with the herd

New arrival in the Bison herd

Werribee Open Range Zoo have welcomed a new arrival to the Bison herd, with a calf for Bison Benji and mum Teyha born in the early hours of Saturday 21 January.

7 March 2017
Lion pride with four cubs

Lion cubs named!

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s twelve-week-old Lion cubs have been named!

Today Keepers announced the winning names for the four cubs – Kibibi, Aziza, Zuberi and Ndidi.

6 March 2017
African Stage Refurbishment

Stage Refurbishment

Following another fantastic Rhythm of African season at Werribee Open Range Zoo, we'll be taking the opportunity to rennovate our stage area, with a new roof and upgrades to the back of house facilities from late February to mid-March.

25 February 2017
Lion cubs debut video

Lion cubs make their debut

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s four ten-week old Lion cubs will make their debut this week.

Born on 13 December 2016, the youngsters spent the first few critical weeks with mum Nairibi in the privacy of a special nesting den, with staff monitoring the new family via CCTV cameras.

20 February 2017