Join our zoo community

Werribee Open Range Zoo Werribee Open Range Zoo News 2019

Discussion in 'Australia' started by WhistlingKite24, 22 Jan 2019.

  1. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2018
    Posts:
    338
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    To begin the year, WORZ has welcomed the birth of a Przewalski’s Horse foal.
    Zoos Victoria
     
    Jambo and Zoofan15 like this.
  2. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2018
    Posts:
    957
    Location:
    The world’s most liveable city
  3. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2018
    Posts:
    338
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Jambo and Zoofan15 like this.
  4. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2018
    Posts:
    957
    Location:
    The world’s most liveable city
    He had such a nice life. RIP big guy. :(

    [​IMG]

    I wonder what WORZ will do with the remainding members of the pride. A likely suggestion is to keep Nilo, Nairobi one female offspring from Nairobi (Aziza or Kibibi), and one female offspring from Nilo (Asali or Ilola), to breed with two males, imported from overseas. Export Nilo’s other two sons (Lwazi and Ato) to Melbourne zoo to join their half brothers there, who are 8 months older. The two remaining females out of Aziza and Kibibi, and Asali and Illola will be sent together to be the two breeding females at Auckland zoo.
     
    Zoofan15 likes this.
  5. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2015
    Posts:
    3,456
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Johari has such a dark mane/hair on the underside. I see he gets it from his father’s line:

    Taronga Zoo 2007 - African Lions | ZooChat
     
  6. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2015
    Posts:
    3,456
    Location:
    New Zealand
    World Record Number of Plains Wanderer Chicks Hatched

    World record number of Plains-wanderer chicks born | Zoos Victoria

    Werribee Open Range Zoo has seen the population of its most critically endangered bird almost double overnight.

    In what is believed to be a world first, nine precious captive-bred Plains-wanderer chicks hatched in little more than 24 hours thanks to the help of mum, dad and some life-saving intervention.


    The March 19-20 births mark only the second time the iconic, yet mysterious, bird has been bred in Victoria – also at Werribee Zoo in November last year when four chicks were hatched.

    Breeding nine healthy chicks in such a short time is a huge achievement and one we are all very excited about,” said Werribee Open Range Zoo Threatened Species Keeper Yvette Pauligk. “Genetically speaking, they are listed as the fourth most important species worldwide, and the first most important in Australia in evolutionary distinctiveness and extinction risk.”
     
    Kifaru Bwana, Zorro, zooboy28 and 2 others like this.
  7. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2015
    Posts:
    3,456
    Location:
    New Zealand
    African Wild Dog Import

    Werribee Open Range Zoo have imported 5.0 African wild dogs from Taronga Western Plains Zoo. I believe they are the siblings of the female pack (eight sisters) that were recently sent to Orana Wildlife Park.

    Werribee Zoo welcomes new African Wild Dogs | Zoos Victoria

    Five African Wild Dog brothers have arrived at Werribee Open Range Zoo just in time to celebrate World Siblings Day today.

    The two and three-year-old males – Neo, Leonardo, Nelson, Ziggy and Madash – bonded over a meat feast and a swim together on this special day.

    Carnivore keeper Nicola McCleery said the African animals were settling into life at Werribee Open Range Zoo well and have a wonderful sibling relationship.

    “The boys are very calm and are enjoying getting to know their surroundings,” she said. “They are a cohesive pack and really look out for each other, the more confident ones bringing meat to the wary ones during feeding time so everyone has their fair share.”

    The endangered animals made the journey from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo Zoo recently and, after a veterinary checkup, were released into their newly-renovated enclosure where they will be important ambassadors for their species.

    Edit: Leonardo, Nelson, Ziggy and Madash were born 25/08/2016.
     
    Last edited: 10 Apr 2019
    Jambo and Zorro like this.
  8. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    12,834
    Location:
    fijnaart, the netherlands

    Article about this breeding :

    Australian zoo breeds rare plains-wanderer by replacing absent father with feather duster
     
    Kifaru Bwana likes this.