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Baby bison is new girl at the zoo

A baby bison named Taami is blossoming at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Staff at the zoo, along with mother Tehya and father Benji, welcomed Taami...

Zoo market celebrates Africa

The Village Market, which celebrates African communities, culture and wildlife, will return to Werribee Open Range Zoo. The market, a popular event at the zoo,...

Duck gets top billing

It may sound quackers, but a small duck has become an unlikely celebrity at the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee. Birdwatchers and the media have...

Planting for koalas

The Koala Clancy Foundation will host a free event in Little River next week, where landowners will be able to learn about how to...

Platypuses found dead in illegal net in Werribee River

By Melissa Cunningham, The Age   Seven platypuses have been found dead inside an illegal bait trap in the Werribee River out of a local population of...

Koala Ernie returns to the wild

A koala who was hit by a car last year, has been released back into the wild after being rehabilitated by staff at Werribee...

Platypus death sparks warning

Werribee Riverkeeper John Forrester has appealed to dog walkers to keep their animals under control following the discovery of a dead platypus. Mr Forrester, whose...

Cubs in party mode

Four lion cubs had a roaring good time when they celebrated their first birthday at Werribee Open Range Zoo last Wednesday. The cubs – Ndidi,...

Lion’s share of attention

By Dewi Sherry Werribee Open Range Zoo’s awesome foursome have been named. Keepers last week announced the winning names for the four new lion cubs – Asali,...

Orange parrots return ‘home’

A flock of critically endangered orange-bellied parrots has been released into the wild after being ranched at Werribee Open Range Zoo for the winter. Fifteen...

Critters galore make expo a hit

Cool cats, delightful dogs, fantastic ferrets and beautiful birds were among the many creatures that took centre stage in Werribee at the weekend. Hundreds of...

Bandicoots bounce back

Researchers at a Little River conservation reserve are helping to rebuild the population of a threatened species, eastern barred bandicoots. The Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research...

Good call on gorillas

These Werribee kids are putting the call out for Wyndham residents to donate their old mobile phones for a good cause. The youngsters and their...

Proud day for a big cats

Lions at the Werribee Open Range Zoo celebrated a very special birthday last week. To mark the 14th birthday of Johari, last Monday the big...

Melton, Moorabool drivers urged to watch for animals

With winter approaching, Melton and Moorabool drivers are being urged to be extra vigilant on the roads. According to AAMI, there were more than 70...

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Kids dress up for book week

The students at Good News Lutheran College dressed up as their favourite novel characters for this years book week. Star Weekly photographer Damjan Janevski...