Werribee Open Range Zoo

Zoo in Melbourne
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Meerkats greet you at the entrance to this 225-hectare partly free-range zoo, 34km southwest of Melbourne. Admission includes a guided tour in a safari bus through the habitats of Asia, North America and Africa, spotting bison, rhinos, zebras and giraffes grazing on the savannah. Children under 15 years enter for free on weekends and public holidays.