Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South VIC 3030, Australia
Phone: 03 9731 9600
Average Price: $ 26 per person
Werribee Open Range Zoo is an African themed zoo in Werribee. It is part of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board or 'Zoos Victoria' which also includes Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary. It was originally agistment land to the Melbourne Zoo. The tour includes animals such as the hippo, animals of the grassland, like zebra, waterbuck, giraffe, ostrich, and rhinoceros, as well as the camel and the oryx. Adults are kept "open range" although young are often not released until they have bonded with their mother. The zoo has a simulated African village, with educational and entertaining features, including a mock scenario of an African ranger and his adventures tracking lions, and an interactive soundscape walk with simulated lion sounds surrounding the walker.