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Media Releases

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.’
Friday 7th October 2011
Taronga Zoo celebrates its 95th birthday this month, with the official opening of the famous Edwardian Entrance building and a new visitors’ plaza.
Friday 7th October 2011
As a result of routine health testing of its animals, Taronga Zoo announced the discovery of a tuberculosis (TB) infection in one of its chimpanzees in September.
Friday 7th October 2011
Taronga Zoo celebrates its 95th birthday this month, with the official opening of the famous Edwardian Entrance building and a new visitors’ plaza.
Thursday 29th September 2011
Today, Taronga Western Plains Zoo is transferring one of the Zoo’s Giraffe to Auckland Zoo on a trip that will take approximately six days.
Thursday 29th September 2011
Today, Taronga Western Plains Zoo is transferring one of the Zoo’s Giraffe to Auckland Zoo on a trip that will take approximately six days.
Wednesday 28th September 2011
Taronga’s 17 Chimpanzees gave Zoo visitors a look at their newly renovated exhibit for the first time today.
Friday 23rd September 2011
A stunning new Bilaburang (‘platypus’ Wiradjuri language) Mural was officially unveiled in the Zoo’s Australian wildlife section today by Lincoln School, a Department of Education and Community school situated at Orana Juvenile Justice Centre, and Taronga Western Plains Zoo managers.
Friday 23rd September 2011
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of the first two spring babies with a Giraffe calf born on exhibit on Friday 2 September and a Zebra foal born in the evening on Sunday 18 September.
Tuesday 6th September 2011
Visitors to Taronga Zoo’s Great Southern Oceans these holidays will be some of the first to glimpse ‘Franklin’ the rescued Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal.