The gates of the Werribee Open Range Zoo have reopened to the public with plenty of new animals and spaces to explore.
Zoo’s upgraded hippopotamus deck now provides even better access to the sweeping panoramic and close – ups of the endangered species’ vast habitat.
Children are also able to participate in water play activities nearby at Hippo Beach on days when the temperature reaches 24C.
Meanwhile, the zoo’s Savannah is full of energy after the arrival of a baby zebra foal and two Scimitar-horned oryx calves over the past two months.
Werribee Open Range Zoo Director Glen Holland said it’s a great time to welcome people back to the zoo.
“It’s wonderful to see all the smiling faces and people enjoying the Zoo again when they reconnect with the animals,” said Mr. Netherlands.
“The zoo is absolutely picturesque, with flowers in bloom and spacious lawns that look juicy green. It is the perfect place for people to reconnect with nature and wildlife.”
“We are especially grateful to the 280,000 plus Zoos Victoria members who have continued to support us.
“We have had an overwhelming response to tickets and more tickets will be available as we are able to host more visitors and open more areas.”
Xoo’s savannah bus tours reopen to visitors on Friday, November 5th.
Meanwhile, visitors can explore the African River Trail and engage in lions, gorillas, hippos and Australian wildlife.
All zoo members and visitors must have a ticket pre-ordered online, and all adult ticket holders (16 years and older) must provide proof of full vaccination and follow current state instructions at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
For more information on visiting the Werribee Open Range Zoo, visit zoo.org.au/update.