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Media Releases

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Taronga has extended its commitment to Indigenous Australians by developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Taronga recognises the rich contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures make to the diversity of the Australian community.
Thursday 17th May 2012
Over the past eight weeks an extensive and complex veterinary investigation has been undertaken into the cause of death of four White Rhinos at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Monday 7th May 2012
Taronga Zoo and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage staff will bring 500 zoo-bred Southern Corroboree Frog eggs back to the wild in the Kosciuszko National Park this month, NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker said today.
Tuesday 1st May 2012
Over 130 students will join Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Project Platypus as it continues to raise awareness and support for Platypus in the western region in its second year.
Wednesday 25th April 2012
A recent NSW Ministry of Health investigation into the risk to humans of tuberculosis (TB) from animals at Taronga Zoo has found there is no risk to visitors and there are no cases of tuberculosis among zoo staff.
Tuesday 24th April 2012
The veterinary investigation into the recent deaths of the three White Rhinos is still underway.
Eastern Bongo calf Kiazi
Thursday 12th April 2012
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the birth of an incredibly rare animal, an Eastern Bongo calf born to first-time mother Djembe on 2 April.
Wednesday 21st March 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s General Manager, Matt Fuller, said he was disappointed by some negative claims made to media today as the zoo was leading a global veterinary investigation into the recent deaths of four White Rhinoceros after the onset of a neurological illness.
Wednesday 21st March 2012
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been grateful for the many messages of support received from the public following the recent sad loss of four White Rhinos and confirm that investigations are ongoing.
Wednesday 21st March 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has been saddened by the recent loss of four White Rhinos that died suddenly after showing some neurologic abnormalities such as stumbling.