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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Blog

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
There have been a number of welcome new additions to our Zoo this year. With the school summer holidays coming up, now is a great time to come and meet the new youngsters which are growing up fast!
Thursday 27th December 2012
Fireworks ring in the New Year with colourful and spectacular visual displays but are also accompanied with noise.
Friday 21st December 2012
This week Taronga Western Plains Zoo received six young Tasmanian Devils bred at its sister Zoo, Taronga, in Sydney.
Hiding food in tricky places keeps Taronga's animals active
Wednesday 19th December 2012
Today, keepers treated the ever-increasing Meerkat troop to an early Christmas treat. The Zoo’s volunteers and Taronga Training Institute students have been busy creating a Christmas-themed enrichment puzzle that would challenge the Meerkats to search and forage for food. The Santa’s sleigh was filled with piñatas and shredded paper along with meal worms scattered in amongst the sleigh’s load.
Wednesday 12th December 2012
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and why not spoil your special someone this year with a night at the Zoo that they will never forget.
Wednesday 12th December 2012
Summer has definitely arrived and with temperatures already reaching over 30 degrees most days the animals at the Zoo find different ways to keep cool.
Ranger training in Kenya
Wednesday 12th December 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is helping communities and wildlife in Kenya by funding 21 Wildlife Protection Rangers in the region.
Friday 7th December 2012
Manager of Research and Conservation, Dr Rebecca Spindler is currently out on the Great Barrier Reef with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) to collect coral spawn to add to the gene bank currently housed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Thursday 6th December 2012
Keeper Wendy has been looking after a very special rat named Pandy. This isn’t your ordinary rat, but a native Australian Black-footed Tree-rat. Read about this outgoing and gregarious youngster here.
Safari Park playground
Monday 3rd December 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park Playground has been nominated for an inaugural Premier’s People’s Choice Award for landscape architecture.