Werribee Open Range Zoo

Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. Get onboard for a guided safari bus tour across the unique open range savannah and spot rhinos, giraffes and zebras! Come face to face with a pride of lions on the African Walking Trail, visit one of the world’s largest Gorilla exhibits, see cheeky monkeys at play and discover a family of hippos in their wetland home.
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Baby Hippo & Momma sipping some water on their way to the Poodle Peace Parade. Photo by Maurizio Camisaschi

Benji the Bison has his Winter coat on. Perfect timing, Melbourne is getting chilly!

Benji the Bison has his Winter coat on. Perfect timing, Melbourne is getting chilly!

"Look into my eyes."   Keeper Paul snapped this mesmerising image of cheetah Kulinda. Did you know that small cats have a slit pupil and that big cats have a round pupil? Learn more fascinating facts about the fastest animal on land: zoo.org.au/werribee/animals/cheetah

"Look into my eyes." Keeper Paul snapped this mesmerising image of cheetah Kulinda. Did you know that small cats have a slit pupil and that big cats have a round pupil? Learn more fascinating facts about the fastest animal on land: zoo.org.au/werribee/animals/cheetah

Lakota our baby bison finally making her first public debut at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Lakota our baby bison finally making her first public debut at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Wishing you a Happy Easter from the lion cub family!

Easter comes early for animals at the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia.

We've got exciting news! The seven-week old lion cubs at Werribee Open Range Zoo have passed their first check-up with flying colours and in further good news we were able to determine their sex - 2 boys and 2 girls!

We've got exciting news! The seven-week old lion cubs at Werribee Open Range Zoo have passed their first check-up with flying colours and in further good news we were able to determine their sex - 2 boys and 2 girls!

Being cute can be tiring some times. Our lion cubs at Werribee Open Range Zoo are now over 3 months old and can be seen on display for most of the day (although times are still subject to change).

Being cute can be tiring some times. Our lion cubs at Werribee Open Range Zoo are now over 3 months old and can be seen on display for most of the day (although times are still subject to change).

Our hearts are melting... Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed two Meerkat pups! The pups were born to experienced mum, Akili, on Saturday 11 March and the family are all doing well.

Our hearts are melting. Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed two Meerkat pups! The pups were born to experienced mum, Akili, on Saturday 11 March and the family are all doing well.

Health check for Baby Eastern Barred Bandicoot, weighing in at a healthy 182g... Did you know Eastern Barred Bandicoots are only the size of a 5c piece when they're first born?

Health check for Baby Eastern Barred Bandicoot, weighing in at a healthy 182g... Did you know Eastern Barred Bandicoots are only the size of a 5c piece when they're first born?

Happy Friday from the hippo family at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Happy Friday from the hippo family at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Wild Nights is coming! Visit Werribee Open Range Zoo after dark these winter holidays.  25 June – 9 July: you never know what you might see…

Wild Nights is coming! Visit Werribee Open Range Zoo after dark these winter holidays. 25 June – 9 July: you never know what you might see…

A special and tender moment of brotherly love shared between our ageing male lions, Tonyi and Tombo. In the wild the average life expectancy of a male lion is between 10 – 12 years of age. Tonyi and Tombo will reach a remarkable milestone next year, when they celebrate their twentieth birthdays.

A special and tender moment of brotherly love shared between our ageing male lions, Tonyi and Tombo. In the wild the average life expectancy of a male lion is between 10 – 12 years of age. Tonyi and Tombo will reach a remarkable milestone next year, when they celebrate their twentieth birthdays.

Come and make a splash with our hippos at the Zoo; they know exactly the right place to be during this spectacular weather!

Come and make a splash with our hippos at the Zoo; they know exactly the right place to be during this spectacular weather!

Mahan is celebrating her 17th birthday.   Oone-month-old foal Takhi is sticking close to mum, Mahan as she enjoys some delicious birthday lucerne. This clever little colt is very quickly learning when and where to be so he doesn’t miss out on enjoying any sweet treats that might be on offer!

Mahan is celebrating her 17th birthday. Oone-month-old foal Takhi is sticking close to mum, Mahan as she enjoys some delicious birthday lucerne. This clever little colt is very quickly learning when and where to be so he doesn’t miss out on enjoying any sweet treats that might be on offer!

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