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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
Lion cub trio

Lions moving to Melbourne

Three young African Lions will soon be making the short trip from Werribee to Melbourne.

16 February 2017
Boa Check-up

Boa Check-up

What happens when a boa needs a check-up?

Behind the scenes at Werribee Open Range Zoo our passionate team of Veterinarians and Vet Nurses care for extraordinary group of patients, from tiny birds and marsupials to two tonne rhinoceros and herds of Eland, Oryx and Zebra.

10 February 2017
Blackbuck calves

Blackbuck birth

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed two new arrivals to the Blackbuck herd, with male calf Bada Din born on 25 December and female calf, Carrie born on 27 December.

1 February 2017