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Participants in the Makin' TRACKS program
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Education team is excited to announce the commencement of a newly developed program called Makin’ TRACKS.
Zoo wins at Inland NSW Tourism Awards
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has won the Inland NSW Tourism Award for Best Tourist Attraction for the third consecutive year at an awards ceremony held in Griffith on Saturday 26 July 2014.
Zoo Adventures July 2014
Over the past two weeks Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s school holiday program, Zoo Adventures was brimming with eager children keen to learn about animals and the environment, and to participate in some games and art and craft sessions.
Savannah Cabins progessing well
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Savannah Cabins project is well under way with all 15 cabins now on site to allow for connection of services and the remaining construction and landscaping to be completed.
Taronga is helping local African farmers to use the wild elephant’s natural fear of bees to protect crops. Hundreds of farms are affected by elephant crop raids which destroy farmer’s livelihoods, causing deaths and injury of both farmers and elephants.
Lima the Siamang Ape turns two
Recently, Lima the Siamang Ape celebrated turning two years old and is now very independent.
Giraffe Bachelors
There are some new kids on the block out on the African Savannah with Giraffe males, Njanu and Kindu, joining our resident bachelor boys, Mbala and Alonge.
Luk Chai and Thong Dee
Taronga Western Plains Zoo will welcome four Asian Elephants from Taronga Zoo later this year, including mothers Porntip and Thong Dee along with their calves Pathi Harn and Luk Chai.
World Giraffe Day
As World Giraffe Day, 21 June, draws closer it gives us time to reflect on the achievements we have made for the conservation for this iconic species here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Celebrate World Environment Day
Tomorrow on World Environment Day, Taronga Western Plains Zoo is encouraging Dubbo residents to do something positive for the environment, no matter how big or small!

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