Our role in conservation is to create direct and positive connections between wildlife and people. We protect endangered species, increase understanding of wildlife and inspire community action.
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Media Releases

Tuesday 13th March 2012
Taronga Zoo has launched a new Aboriginal wildlife tour, showcasing the strong link between aboriginal people, their culture and wildlife.
Tuesday 13th March 2012
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of yet another litter of Meerkat pups that were born on 12 February 2012.
Wednesday 29th February 2012
An expert Working Group involving the NSW Ministry of Health and Taronga Zoo met last week to further review the results of screening of staff and zoo animals following the discovery of a chimp with Tuberculosis (TB) last September. They confirmed that tests on over a hundred zoo staff and 160 animals have not identified any people or animals with active TB.
Wednesday 29th February 2012
Taronga Zoo is hopping into Amphibian Ark’s Leap Day 2012 event – entitled Leaping Ahead of Extinction: A celebration of good news for amphibians in 2012 – with six active conservation programs for endangered Australian frogs.
Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Helen Wright has joined the Taronga Foundation as Head of Fundraising and Development.
Monday 20th February 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s veterinary team have received a state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine thanks to the generous donations made by the local community in 2011.
Monday 20th February 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has received $100,000 towards a new overnight wildlife experience from the NSW Government’s $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program.
Wedding couple at Taronga Zoo
Thursday 16th February 2012
The Taronga Centre at Taronga Zoo has been named one of Australia’s top three best wedding locations by Australia Vogue Bride.
Roar and Snore at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Friday 10th February 2012
Zoo and film enthusiasts stand to benefit from today's announcement that Dubbo is set to receive additional funding to the tune of $300,000, courtesy of the NSW Government’s $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program.
Loggerhead Turtle released into the ocean at Lord Howe Island
Friday 20th January 2012
A rehabilitated Loggerhead Turtle released off Lord Howe Island will assist researchers with the mysterious migration habits of the endangered species.