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Media Releases

Monday 27th July 2009
The first elephant calf born in Australia has been officially named today, with Premier Nathan Rees revealing the young Asian elephant would be called ‘Luk Chai’.
Thursday 23rd July 2009
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce the all new Safari Park Children’s Playground is now open for visitors to enjoy.
Thursday 9th July 2009
After many weeks of hard work, finalists across 10 Northern Beaches schools will showcase their masterpieces to special guest Susie Maroney, the famous marathon swimmer and the wider community, sharing the knowledge and skills they have learnt over the past two months.
Monday 6th July 2009
Taronga's new male elephant was weighed this morning tipping the scales at 96 kilos.
Monday 6th July 2009
The Deputy Premier and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Carmel Tebbutt, today announced that that Cameron Kerr would be appointed as the new Director and CEO of Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos.
Sunday 5th July 2009
Taronga's new male elephant calf today took a short walk with its mother, Thong Dee, and aunt, Tang Mo, in the warm sun at the Zoo's Wild Asia Exhibit.
Thursday 2nd July 2009
An injured Swift Parrot that has just flown over 1000 kilometres from Tasmania will be hitching a ride for the last 300 kilometres following a collision with power lines that left him stunned and concussed.
Thursday 2nd July 2009
Primate keepers, Louise Grossfeldt and Mandy McLellan, coordinated a 40 km walk for Zoo staff from Palm Beach to Taronga Zoo last weekend to help Orang-utans.The pair took time off from their busy schedules at the Zoo where they care for the Taronga’s orang-utans, gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates, to help raise awareness and funds to save Orang-utans which are under terrible pressure in Asia from jungle clearance. In total they raised $7000 for the BOS program.
Friday 29th May 2009
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of a Przewalski's Horse foal which was born on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 in the early hours of the morning.
Monday 25th May 2009
The Deputy Premier and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Carmel Tebbutt, today's attended the birthday celebrations for Taronga's silverback gorilla, Kibabu, to promote a mobile phone recycling plan which helps save gorilla habitat in Africa.