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The future for rhinos is looking bleak with official figures released yesterday by South Africa confirming that last year was the worst on record for rhino poaching.
Coral spawning
Senior Reproductive Biologist at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, travelled north to Townsville to participate in the Reef Recovery Program coordinated by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), to continue to conserve of one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, the Great Barrier Reef.
Tasmanian Devil joeys at 10 months old
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Tasmanian Devil joeys have grown substantially in the past 10 months and continue to provide hope for the future of the species.
Having received a Zoo Friends Conservation Fellowship, I have recently returned from Way Kambas National Park, in Sumatra’s south-east. Here, I ran a workshop on the identification and surveying of the species of Frogs, Toads, Turtles and Tortoises likely to be found in the Park.
Taronga Keeper Alison Smith has been chosen to join the Team Taronga Trek for the Wild, a 10-day Sumatran travel adventure that will help support vital wildlife conservation projects in Sumatra.
Addax calf born 27 November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed yet another Addax calf in the last week of spring with a male Addax calf born 27 November 2014.
Giant Armadillo’s are HUGE stars! The Giant Armadillo is one of the least known armadillo species and the Giant Armadillo Project team has been working hard with support from a Taronga Field Conservation Grant to uncover the life history of this shy animal.
Chris Dryburgh recently travelled to Sumatra, on a Conservation Fellowship to take part in the ‘Way Kambas National Park Sumatran Tiger Habitat Regeneration’ Project supported by a Taronga field conservation grant.
Hippo calf at 11 weeks old
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s female Hippo calf now has a name - Kibibi meaning ‘little lady’ in Swahili. Kibibi is now 11 weeks old and has more than doubled her weight since birth.
Rhino poaching in 2014 a terrible record
Today is a sad day as reports out of South Africa state a record number of rhinos have been poached this year. To date, 1020 rhinos have died at the hands of poachers in South Africa alone, compared to last year when 1004 rhinos were killed.

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