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Location 
Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Rd, Werribee South 

Clients
Zoos Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Overview

Funded by the Victorian Government, the Werribee Open Range Zoo Expansion will deliver a world-class experience, with a purpose-built new elephant habitat to house the relocated Asian elephant herd from Melbourne Zoo, a Sky Safari gondola, a specially designed habitat for Southern white rhino, American bison and Asian wild horses, and a brand-new waterhole trail.

Development Victoria is delivering several key elements of the redevelopment, including the Sky Safari, the new elephant habitat and the waterhole trail.

As a not-for-profit conservation organisation, the Werribee Open Range Zoo Expansion will allow Zoos Victoria to connect more visitors with animals in a meaningful way and educate a larger audience about fighting extinction. 

350 new local jobs

1,000,000 visitors a year once complete

$84M Victorian Government investment

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Updated on 15 February 2022