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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
Joharis 14th birthday

No time for ‘lion’ around… It’s Johari’s 14th birthday!

While Johari was the ‘mane’ attraction at Werribee Open Range Zoo today for his 14th birthday, it was his eight month old cubs Kibibi, Aziza, Zuberi and Ndidi that really made the most of bright piñatas filled with straw bedding from the gorilla dens and rhino poo, lovingly made by Zoo Volunteers

28 August 2017
Nilo with four cubs

Lion cubs born at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo have welcomed the arrival of four new additions to the lion pride.

This is Lioness Nilo’s second litter of cubs and father Johari’s third litter following the birth of triplets Kubwa, Kashka and Kito in 2015 and Ndidi, Aziza, Zuberi and Kibibi in 2016.

16 August 2017