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Werribee Open Range Zoo




All of the treats

Gorilla Yakini celebrates his 18th birthday!

It is a very special day at Werribee Open Range Zoo today as we celebrate everyone’s favourite bachelor Yakini’s 18th birthday!

28 November 2017
Warrnambool West Primary School students deliver cheque

Beards to Save Bandicoots

It is a campaign that has been eight-months in the making, with Warrnambool West Primary School Principal Phil Barnes shaving his beard last week to raise money for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

23 November 2017
Plains-wanderer female Simon Starr web620

New home for Plains-wanderers

The critically endangered Plains-wanderer has found a new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

17 November 2017
Lion cub Asali

Lion cubs named

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s roarsome foursome have been named!

On Wednesday 15 November, Keepers announced the winning names for the four cubs – Asali, Ato, Ilola and Lwazi.

15 November 2017
OBP in hand prerelease

Parrots set to boost wild population

Numbers of the Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot will receive a boost this week with 15 female birds set to be released in Melaleuca, Tasmania.

22 October 2017
climbing cubs

Lion cubs set to debut

The four adorable new additions to Werribee Open Range Zoo’s lion pride are set to make their public debut this weekend under the watchful eye of mum, Nilo.

11 October 2017
Rhino Kapamba and Kelly Hobbs

World Rhino Day

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s male rhino Kapamba received a special treat on behalf of his species to mark World Rhino Day on Friday 22 September.

22 September 2017
Lance, Kath, giraffe cake

The sky's the limit for giraffe Harold on his ninth birthday!

Harold the giraffe held his head high at Werribee Open Range Zoo as he celebrated his ninth birthday! In honour of the occasion, Zoos Victoria’s volunteers Terri, Val and Jane made him a special cake with giraffe friendly ingredients - lucerne, giraffe pellets, celery and carrots.

19 September 2017
Eastern Barred Bandicoots

Love your Locals Day

On Thursday 7 September, 100 students from ten Wyndham schools gathered at Werribee Open Range Zoo for Love Your Locals day.

7 September 2017
OBP close up

Parrots flock to Werribee Open Range Zoo

It might have been a shorter migration than they are used to but 25 Orange-bellied Parrots arrived safely at Werribee Open Range Zoo this week after being transferred from Healesville Sanctuary.

1 September 2017