Enjoying your morning coffee is about to turn into a wild experience.
Werribee Open Range Zoo has launched its Early Morning Savannah Experience, in which groups of up to six people will be able to head out on a tour featuring creatures such as giraffes, rhinos and other African animals.
Visitors will be able to see the zoo’s rangers and keepers as they start their day caring for the animals.
Ranger Paul Rushworth said early morning was one of the best times to observe the zoo’s free-roaming animals.
“It’s such a special time to be out on the savannah,” Mr Rushworth said.
“You see such a wide range of morning routines as the different species start their day, exploring and moving around different areas.
“No two days are alike out on the savannah.
“Visitors might see ostrich training one day and a veterinary procedure the next.
“The length of this encounter means we also have time to discuss and observe more than the usual Safari Bus tours that run during the day.”
Guests will also be able watch the lower savannah come to life with a morning tea, before the general public arrive at the zoo.
All proceeds from the Early Morning Savannah Experience will go towards helping to fight against wildlife extinction.
The Early Morning Savannah Experience must be pre-booked and includes a guided tour. Minimum age: 16 years and over. The tours take place from 8.20- 10.20am on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Cost: $150.00 per person (excludes general admission), $135 for zoo members.
Details: https://www.zoo.org.au/werribee/whats-on/animal-encounters/early-morning-savannah-experience/