Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia

Werribee Open Range Zoo

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OwnerZoological Parks and Gardens Board
Size225 hectares (560 acres)
Opened for public1983
Address K Rd
Zip-code 3030
Place Werribee
Province Werribee South
Country Australia
Website Website

DirectorsJenny Gray

Key People -: Linda Gardiner (zookeeper)


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Werribee Open Range Zoo, located at K Rd, in Werribee, Victoria, Australia , opened for public in 1983.

Comments / picturesWerribee Open Range Zoo is an African themed zoo in Werribee, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, about 32 kilometres (20 mi) south-west of Melbourne. It is part of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board or 'Zoos Victoria' which also includes Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary. It is situated on approximately 225 hectares (560 acres) and is located on the Werribee River in Werribee Park, adjacent to the Werribee Mansion.

2020: Premier Dan Andrews announced an $84 million upgrade to the suburban zoo coming in the state’s budget. The announcement also included news about the Asian elephants currently residing at Melbourne Zoo. These elephants, which currently live within a two-hectare space in the CBD, will be relocated to Werribee and will get over 22 hectares of space to roam around.

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Werribee Open Range Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3091. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2020-11-04New $84 million elephant sanctuary to be developed at victorias werribee zoo - Elephant News

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