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The zoo and aquarium community in Australasia has joined the fight against the global illegal wildlife trade.
Platypus released back to the river
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital received a Platypus recently after it was found a little lost at the golf course.
Zebra foal born 3 February 2015
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the birth of a second Zebra foal, in just over a month.
Mzungu Giraffe heads to Canberra
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have farewelled female Giraffe, Mzungu who is headed for the National Zoo in Canberra today.
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.

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