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You can now join zoo keepers on their morning rounds at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Phoebe Humphrey

Werribee Open Range Zoo has launched a new savannah experience for guests to join zoo keepers during the early hours.  

Visitors have the chance to join zoo keepers as they start their day caring for some of the zoo’s African animals such as giraffes and rhinos. 

Guests will be guided by their own private ranger as they witness and even participate in a zoo keeper’s early morning routine such as cleaning the giraffe house. 

Early morning on the savannah with a keeper in a bus, a rhino is in the background

Photograph: Supplied

With no two days being the same, you might see a veterinary procedure or ostrich training, observing more than you might on the zoo's usual safari bus tours. 

After all the dirty work, guests can enjoy morning tea and watch the savannah animals frolic during one of their most active times of the day – and before the general public arrive. 

Groups are limited to six people, making it an intimate experience with all proceeds contributing to the fight against wildlife extinction, making it a great way to spend your morning. 

For ticketing and more information, visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo website.

P.S. you can also get up close to meerkats at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

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