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

Friday 18th November 2011
Taronga Zoo is part of an expert working group including NSW Health, that is investigating a tuberculosis (TB) infection that was found in a chimp in September this year.
Wednesday 16th November 2011
An expert Working Group from NSW Health and Taronga Zoo has been conducting investigations into the discovery in September of a tuberculosis (TB) infection in a chimp at the zoo.
Friday 11th November 2011
Taronga’s female Asian Elephant calf, Tukta, received a traditional Thai Buddhist blessing today to celebrate her first birthday.
Friday 4th November 2011
The Taronga Conservation Society Australia Director, Cameron Kerr, today announced Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos are developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Thursday 3rd November 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Meerkat troop is growing rapidly with the birth of another three Meerkat pups overnight on Monday 10 October 2011.
Tuesday 25th October 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Project Platypus is drawing to an end for 2011 with students coming together at the Zoo for an expo to share their knowledge and learnings with each other and the community.
Monday 24th October 2011
Three Sumatran Tiger cubs have been born at Taronga Zoo, providing a valuable boost to this critically endangered species with as few as 400 left in the wild.
Wednesday 19th October 2011
The first group of students from Western Sydney have arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo for their Zoo safari, as part of the NSW's Government's election commitments.
Tuesday 18th October 2011
Zoo keepers and veterinarians were today saddened by the unexpected passing of one of Taronga's female giraffes.
Tuesday 18th October 2011
NSW Environment Minister, Robyn Parker, farewelled 55 students from Glenmore Park High school this morning as they boarded their CountryLink train to Dubbo to take part in the specially-developed conservation education program ‘Endanger Ranger.’