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 19th November 2010
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza - the single largest project in the Zoo’s 33 year history.
Friday 19th November 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza officially opened today.
Thursday 11th November 2010
Taronga’s newborn female Asian Elephant calf was officially named ‘Tukta’ today, a Thai name meaning ‘doll’.
Tuesday 2nd November 2010
The calf is Taronga’s first female and it is the fifth calf born to the Australian Conservation Management Plan for these endangered elephants.
Thursday 28th October 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park children’s playground has won the Kidsafe 2010 National Playspace Design Awards for public playspaces in regional parks.
Monday 11th October 2010
Six Australian Pelicans were released at Chinaman’s Beach today by Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff who cleaned the birds caught in an oil spill at Newcastle.
Tuesday 21st September 2010
Taronga Zoo has established a breeding pair of rare White-cheeked Gibbons as part of Australasian regional efforts to support the critically endangered primate.
Sunday 12th September 2010
Tragically, Sumatran Tigers are on the brink of extinction with only 300 remaining in the wild, due to poaching, the illegal trade in tiger parts for traditional medicines and habitat loss. Less than 4000 Tigers of all sub-species are believed to remain in the wild. Read about Taronga's commitment to safeguarding a future for these stunning big cats.
Tuesday 7th September 2010
Taronga Zoo’s three Bilbies, Dougal, Sparkie and Yippie, are revealing the shy ways of one of Australia’s least seen mammals to some lucky zoo visitors.
Tuesday 10th August 2010
Taronga Zoo is pleased to have retained the position as Sydney's most popular experience for the fourth year in a row.