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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Blog

Thursday 29th April 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s bouncing new Black Rhino calf has now been named Kufara, meaning "happiness” in the African Shona language.
Wednesday 28th April 2010
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Frank Sartor today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to announce the official public debut of Indah the Sumatran Tiger.
Wednesday 21st April 2010
Grant Denyer from Sunrise today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to launch the naming competition for the female Black Rhino calf, which was born on Wednesday 17 February 2010.
Wednesday 21st April 2010
We are excited! Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Zoofari Lodge has been nominated for the 2010 Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards for the Getaway Best Family Experience.
Wednesday 21st April 2010
Grant Denyer from Sunrise today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to launch the naming competition for our new female Black Rhino calf, which was born on Wednesday 17 February 2010.
Tuesday 13th April 2010
Today was an exciting day with the Black Rhino calf making her public debut, much to the delight of visitors in the Zoo. The calf, which we have affectionately nicknamed Effie, continues to go from strength to strength.
Wednesday 7th April 2010
Can you help us name one of our Tasmanian Devils?
Friday 26th March 2010
As the weather sits at a warm 30 degrees in Dubbo, Bakhita and her five week old calf have been cooling off with a roll in the mud wallow in their off display exhibit. Whilst at first the calf only wanted to walk through the mud and splash about, after seeing mum take a roll in the wallow, she to thought it would be a good thing to do.After a good five minutes of frolicking in the mud with mum the little calf decided it was time for a well earned rest, plonking herself down by mum for a little morning snooze.
Friday 26th March 2010
Playing chases is a pretty regular occurrence on the Cheetah exhibit at present with the four cubs full of energy, especially in the morning.
Monday 22nd March 2010
In October 2009 Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed four rare Cheetah cubs which are now out on exhibit for visitors to see. Two of the cubs have been identified as the rare King Cheetah, which is a colour variation of Cheetah.