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Four Tasmanian Devil joeys born
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce further success for the Tasmanian Devil conservation program, with four joeys born from this year’s breeding season.
Hippo calf needs a name
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Hippo calf is thriving under the watchful eye of mother, Cuddles. The female calf has almost doubled in weight since birth and is starting to gain more confidence and strength in its legs, especially on land.
Addax calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a female Addax calf to the herd on 15 September 2014.
Over 1000 Nepalese villagers have now received training in how to protect livestock and crops and avoid conflict with Himalayan bear species through a Taronga Field Conservation Grant.
Black Rhino
Today is World Rhino Day and all around the world, in the face of the poaching crisis devastating the world’s Rhinos, people are taking action. Our colleagues at Zoo Dvur in the Czech Republic today are burning their stockpile of rhino horn (www.burnhorns.org/en/) . They’re joining other zoos at Port Lympne, Howletts Wild Animal Park, Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine, Zoo Wroclaw, Zoo Bratislava and Zoo Plzen.
World Rhino Day 2014
Get involved with World Rhino Day at Taronga Western Plains Zoo this weekend from 20 – 22 September and help celebrate and raise awareness for Rhinos.
Savannah Cabins official opening
State Member for Dubbo Mr Troy Grant today officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new self-contained accommodation, the Savannah Cabins.
Early this morning 293 critically endangered Northern Corroboree Frog tadpoles left Taronga Zoo’s amphibian conservation facility on a rescue mission. The tadpoles, bred at Taronga and the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in a joint project with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, will boost frog numbers in the wild. The Zoo and OEH have already released 780 tadpoles and eggs previously.
Hippo calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a Hippo calf to mother Cuddles and father Mana, in the evening on Thursday 11 September 2014.
Elephant barn under construction
The barn in the new Elephant facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is taking shape with the walls of the building now in place and the roof installation under way.

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