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Posted by: Hurdle Customer Service
Last Updated: June 27, 2023

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Hurdle NDIS participants had a fantastic day getting out into the community and explored the Werribee Open Range Zoo. The highlight of the day was the Safari Tour, where we all boarded a Safari bus and embarked on a journey through the Savannah, one of the Zoo’s primary areas. The tour offered a glimpse of the animals in their natural habitats, and the guide provided insightful information about their personalities and behaviours. The tour also included fascinating stories about the animals’ unique traits and special events at the zoo. The participants found it intriguing to learn about the diverse range of animals and the exciting changes underway at the zoo, such as the relocation of elephants from the Melbourne Zoo to Werribee. After exploring other exhibits and animals, the group headed to The Bridge Hotel in Werribee for a relaxing lunch. Overall, it was a fantastic experience, and we’re eagerly anticipating the next Hurdle outing.

We’re planning to visit again….

There are now 6 elephants, with the arrival of Luk Chai to the Melbourne Zoo in December 2020. Our Safari Tour Guide showed us where the new $84.5 million elephant enclosure was being built. Set to open in 2024 – all 6 of Melbourne Zoo’s elephants will be calling the Werribee Zoo home. We look forward to planning another outing in 2024 to visit these majestic animals.

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