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 6th September 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Project Platypus continues to gain momentum with the second round proving popular with eight more schools and almost 200 students joining program.
Tuesday 30th August 2011
It’s only the first day of Spring, but keepers across the Zoo are already welcoming new arrivals! Along with a Francois Leaf-monkey infant that was born in late August, keepers are also flat out caring for orphaned joeys which arrived at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital.
Sunday 28th August 2011
Two orphaned Ring-tail Possums are being given a second chance at life, receiving round-the-clock care from a Taronga Zoo Elephant Keeper.
Monday 22nd August 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the birth of three Meerkats pups which were born on Saturday 24 July 2011.
Thursday 18th August 2011
A rare Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal brought to Taronga near death has been saved by veterinary staff to join other seals in Taronga’s care. The young male was discovered lying under bushes behind Coniston Beach, near Wollongong. It was exceptionally malnourished, emaciated and unable to move.
Thursday 11th August 2011
Sydneysiders sometimes feel swept up in the rat race, but there’s a real rat race coming to bushland around Sydney Harbour, when University of Sydney ecologists introduce populations of native bush rats, called Boguls, to bushland locations on 11 August 2011.
Monday 1st August 2011
Taronga’s Tasmanian Devil Keepers got their first hands-on check of four little devil joeys, the first born at the Zoo this breeding season.
Friday 29th July 2011
Mokomoto, the 20 month old Cheetah is taking a trip to the dentist of a different kind, to have a developmental dental problem with his bite corrected.
Monday 18th July 2011
Taronga Zoo has farewelled ‘Victoria’ the Sun Bear who passed away in her exhibit over the weekend.
Sunday 10th July 2011
Taronga Zoo has welcomed a new Fennec Fox pair, with a female from Adelaide and male from Germany taking up residence in Sydney.