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Media Releases

Greater Bilby
Thursday 6th March 2014
Taronga Zoo is delighted to be included in the itinerary for the forthcoming Australian tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Friday 28th February 2014
While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.
Przewalski's Horse foal born in February 2014
Wednesday 26th February 2014
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of a female Przewalski’s Horse foal born on 13 February 2014.
Wednesday 12th February 2014
Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the 4,000 remarkable animals in our care.
Taronga's feather-tail gliders check out the Australian Tourism Awards
Tuesday 11th February 2014
Environment Minister Robyn Parker and Dubbo MP Troy Grant today congratulated Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos’ for their wins at the Australian Tourism Awards.
Monday 10th February 2014
Taronga’s goal is to protect and secure a future for wildlife, and our zoos manage animals according to the welfare needs of individuals, and the sustainability of the populations in our care.
Taronga CEO Cameron Kerr and Minister Robyn Parker at the Wild! Rhinos launch
Friday 31st January 2014
Environment Minister Robyn Parker today announced the launch of the Wild Rhino’s project at the Sydney Opera House.
Thursday 30th January 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's veterinary and laboratory investigations have confirmed White Rhino, Digger passed away due to acute liver failure.
Tasmanian Devil enjoying an ice block
Friday 17th January 2014
Keepers have been helping the animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo cool off as temperatures continue to hover around 38 degrees or higher.
Tuesday 14th January 2014
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are saddened by the passing of the young male White Rhino, Digger, who passed away suddenly on Monday 13 January 2014.