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Kipenzi Southern White Rhino

Kipenzi reaches new milestone

As Southern White Rhino calf Kipenzi nears her first birthday, staff at Werribee Open Range Zoo are preparing for her next big milestone, full contact with the adult rhinos.

Kipenzi was born on 30 May last year and Vets and Keepers have been hand-raising her since birth.

23 April 2014
Tonyi and Tombo

Happy Birthday Tonyi and Tombo!

Lions Tonyi and Tombo turned 18 yesterday, Monday 17 March.

The brothers enjoyed some early festivities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with a special treat prepared by Keepers and the Zoo's wonderful team of volunteers.

14 March 2014
Check out my horns

Hide the Waterbuck

This very handsome creature is a waterbuck. His name is Hide and you can see him on Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, along with two female and two junior waterbuck in the Woodlands Waterhole. We caught up with Zoo Keeper, Michael, who has known Hide since he was born, to talk all things waterbuck!

13 March 2014
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Free-entry for Morwell residents

Morwell residents seeking respite from the smoky conditions caused by the Hazelwood open-cut fire are being offered free entry into Victoria's Zoos, including Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.  

3 March 2014
Baby Bison

New Baby Bison at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Tatanka, a new baby bison is now on public display at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The female calf was born on 29 December to first-time mum Leotie and staff are delighted with their progress.

Tatanka is feeding well and Leotie is a wonderful mum. 

28 January 2014
Lady Potter Meets Pansy

Lady Potter Names Baby Hippo

Lady Potter AC, Trustee of the Ian Potter Foundation has named Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new baby hippo.

Lady Potter announced the name on a special visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo yesterday where she spent some time with the cheeky, two month-old calf and mum Brindabella.

23 January 2014
Thembi

Standing tall with Thembi

This month’s animal profile reaches some great heights, as we sit down with Werribee Open Range Zoo Keeper, Luke Hausler, to chat about Thembi, the often cheeky and sociable 5-year old male giraffe.

9 January 2014
Baby Hippo on Display

Baby Hippo on Display

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s baby hippo is now on public display.

Like all new born babies, the calf will need time to rest and viewings will be subject to change and cancellation.

30 December 2013
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Zoo Vets Special

Don't miss the exclusive Nine News special as we go behind the scenes and meet the vets saving species from extinction at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo this Friday 20 December at 7.30pm for Victorian viewers.

17 December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had another massive year fighting wildlife extinction. In particular we’ve been taking care of this little guy, the Orange-bellied Parrot.
Merry Christmas from all the team at Zoos Victoria!

16 December 2013