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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Blog

Monday 17th June 2013
Turning one is a big milestone for a baby and Lima the Siamang Ape baby has reached it this month.
Swamp Wallaby joey
Wednesday 12th June 2013
The newest arrivals to be welcomed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are a Swamp Wallaby joey and a Red-neck Wallaby joey.
Students learning about bush regeneration
Tuesday 28th May 2013
This year the Zoo’s Education team has started Project Water Rat on the back of the success of Project Platypus, to raise awareness for the species.
Fanana the Giraffe
Monday 27th May 2013
Fanana, is an eight month old male Giraffe which is currently awaiting to go on the trip of a lifetime to neighbouring New Zealand.
Monday 27th May 2013
There has been a number of breeding successes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo over the past couple of months with births in the Eland, Barbary Sheep and Addax herds.
One day old White Rhino Calf
Monday 20th May 2013
We had a delightful sight on the morning of Tuesday 14 May 2013, when we arrived at work to find a little male White Rhino calf in the night yards with his mother Mopani. It was clear the calf was only hours old as he was still a little wobbly on his feet.
Thursday 16th May 2013
This week is National Volunteer Week, 13 - 19 May 2013 and Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrated today with a special barbecue to say thank you to the many volunteers at the Zoo who provide countless hours of time and service every year.
Friday 3rd May 2013
Today only five species of Rhino remain in the world. They are all under threat from poaching shrinking wildness which are the two biggest threats.
Thursday 2nd May 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new overnight accommodation experience, Billabong Camp, is officially open!
Friday 26th April 2013
Taronga would like to congratulate Melbourne Zoo on the recent birth of a male Eastern Bongo calf.