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 April 2010
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor today announced the public debut of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s latest addition – a baby Black Rhinoceros calf.
Wednesday 7th April 2010
The Zoo is test fitting tiny radio trackers to 50 rare Regent Honeyeaters before they are released into the wild next month.
Thursday 1st April 2010
Visitors this Easter school holidays will be amongst the first to welcome the Zoo’s three inquisitive Bilbies during Sydney Water Zoo Month at Taronga.
Wednesday 31st March 2010
An endangered Green Turtle which was entangled underwater in an anchor rope in Sydney’s Pittwater has been rehabilitated and released by Taronga Zoo staff today.
Thursday 25th March 2010
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today announced that Taronga’s new elephant calf will be named Pathi Harn (pronounced ‘par tea harn’).
Wednesday 24th March 2010
Minister for Tourism, Jodi McKay will be at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo today to visit four new cheetah cubs, three giraffe calves and the Zoo’s newest arrival - a baby black rhino.
Tuesday 23rd March 2010
Taronga Zoo has won the Zoo and Aquarium Australia award for outstanding achievements in promoting conservation issues to the community.
Sunday 14th March 2010
Taronga’s new elephant calf began to explore the elephant exhibit today with his mother, Porntip, just days after surviving a difficult birth.
Friday 12th March 2010
Taronga Zoo’s infant Asian Elephant had a restful night under the watchful eyes of his mother, Porntip, and Zoo staff who are working round the clock.
Thursday 11th March 2010
Taronga Zoo’s newborn male Asian Elephant calf continued to make progress overnight.His dedicated keepers, who monitored the newborn throughout the night, were delighted that the calf has begun to suckle from his mother, Porntip, unassisted and moving around without help.