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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Blog

Tuesday 20th March 2012
It is hard to believe that just one year ago NJ the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling created history when it hatched and became the first Galapagos Tortoise hatchling in Australasia.
Monday 19th March 2012
The three Meerkat pups born in February this year have recently started to emerge from their den. The pups are very bold, venturing out much earlier than other litters.
Wednesday 14th March 2012
In just one short week, the Beads for Wildlife campaign has already generated a lot of interest with many visitors keen to purchase a piece of beadwork knowing that it will support communities and wildlife in Northern Kenya.
Wednesday 14th March 2012
Travel writers from newspapers, the travel industry and online are coming to Dubbo this weekend to write about Zoofari Lodge.
Monday 27th February 2012
From early March we want you to discover how beads made by Kenyan tribeswomen can help wildlife in Northern Kenya.
Monday 27th February 2012
We’re celebrating our 35th birthday! That’s 35 years of memories at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Wednesday 18th January 2012
Following that crazy storms over the weekend, the weather has now started to warm up again with the sun out and temperatures over 30 degrees.
Wednesday 18th January 2012
This year Taronga Western Plains Zoo will celebrate 35th years of caring for wildlife on Tuesday 28 February 2012.
Tuesday 10th January 2012
On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14 February 2012, the Zoo will be hosting a unique dining experience that is sure to be a night to remember for you and that special someone.
Monday 28th November 2011
As I stood in the laboratory at Taronga Western Plains Zoo it was funny to think that we are standing here looking at the Great Barrier Reef