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Discussion in 'Australia' started by zooboy28, 18 Apr 2013.

  1. PAT

    PAT Well-Known Member

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    That's why I go to Healesville more often. It takes a similar amount of time to wander around and I can use the other half of the day visit a winery or something. What else is there in Werribee? The drive out to Healesville is nicer too.

    And I have a car.
     
  2. zooboy28

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    Healesville is a nice drive, and there is quite a bit to do out there (although I don't like wine). And there's a more diverse collection too!

    Werribee has a couple of attractions nearby, you can wander round the adjacent Werribee Mansion and gardens, or go down to Serendip Sanctuary.
     
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    Or the western treatment plant to see birds. Also, there is the Fairfax winery out at Werribee too, as well as the Mansion.
     
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    Hippo Birth!

    News from Zoos Victoria's Facebook page:

    Photo of new baby on their page too.
     
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    Great! Hopefully this one stays alive after the last one she had was killed.
     
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    Tremendous news, here's hoping for better luck with this calf.
     
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    Motaba the gorilla turned 30 yesterday.
     
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    2.0 waterbuck have been born (oldest is younger than six months old), and named Bukima and Chitwa.
     
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    Not major news that warrants a 2014 thread but it appears that Tombo and Tonyi the male lions have had hormone treatment so that they can be housed with Jarrah the female without aggression, however, that means that they have lost their manes.
     
  14. zooboy28

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    And has been named, according to the zoo's Facebook page: