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Media Releases

Friday 22nd May 2009
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have completed the enormous task of moving one of the Zoo’s Hippopotamus’ from the main Hippo exhibit to the African Savannah exhibit.
Tuesday 19th May 2009
Over 800 students from Northern Beaches schools started training at Taronga Zoo on Sunday to assist the local Little Penguin colonies.
Friday 15th May 2009
‘Nature Nic’ and Sydney Swans’ player Jared Crouch visited Taronga Zoo today to raise awareness for the plight of the Tasmanian Devil as part of “Black and White Day”.
Tuesday 5th May 2009
About 30 motorcyclists from the Harley Owners’ Group presented a cheque for $1123.00 to the Taronga Foundation continuing their 20 year Wedgetail Eagle sponsorship
Monday 4th May 2009
Taronga Zoo today announced confirmation of its third elephant pregnancy. Pak Boon fell pregnant naturally to Taronga’s resident Bull elephant, Gung, with the calf due early 2011.
Monday 4th May 2009
Taronga Zoo has invited mothers to visit the Zoo for free this Mothers Day, May 10.
Friday 1st May 2009
Two juvenile Giraffes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo will take a road trip to their new home in Victoria at Werribee Zoo today, Friday 1 May 2009. The pair, both males, will travel from Taronga Western Plains Zoo to Werribee in two specially designed transport crates, onboard a low loader over 850km south to their final destination.
Thursday 23rd April 2009
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the breeding success with the arrival of two Yellow-bellied Glider joeys, the largest of Australia’s unique gliding possums.
Tuesday 21st April 2009
Taronga Western Plains Zoo will host a fun run/walk on Sunday 24 May 2009 to launch the Garvan Institute's Nuns' Run.
Tuesday 7th April 2009
Taronga Zoo has celebrated another conservation breeding success with the arrival of an Australian Sea-lion pup, the first to be born at the Zoo in seven years