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We are all very excited by the arrival of a little filly Zebra foal. The foal has been named Zahra which means flower in Swahili.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are celebrating the arrival of a Zebra foal, which was born in the early hours of Saturday 26 September 2009. After starting their usual rounds on Saturday, keepers discovered the foal and mother on exhibit, just hours after the foal had been born.
Meet Allambie and Lilli Pilli, our two Koala joeys which have just made their debut out of the pouch. The pair are between 10 to 12 months of age and are becoming more independent as they grow. Allambie is a bit shy and is not to fond of the keepers while Lilli Pilli is the opposite and often enjoys some leaves held up by the keeper for her to munch.
Keepers today started their usual morning rounds only to find three tiny Barbary Sheep lambs had been born overnight. The mothers and their lambs are all doing well and we've already seen the young ones suckling from mum which is a great sign. The babies are very cute and are hiding in the rocky areas on the exhibit with mum keeping a close eye but over coming days they will start to get a bit more adventurous.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce local company, David Payne Constructions, has been awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the Zoo’s front entrance and visitor plaza, the largest single project undertaken in the Zoo’s 32 year history.
The Tasmanian Devil joeys at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are becoming more independent as each day passes. All four joeys are still tending to be more nocturnal, only coming out from hiding in the late afternoon. They're very curious characters and are starting to explore their area at night on their own. Mum's pretty happy to watch them from a safe distance, letting them get into all kinds of mischief.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo responsibly manages its antelope herds to avoid inbreeding by periodically introducing new bloodlines and re-homing animals that have already bred.
Meet our four African Wild Dog pups which are growing up fast!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Manager Matt Fuller said today:"The zoo is at its heart dedicated to animal welfare. There is no history of mistreatment of animals that have been transferred from its care."
Acting Premier and Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Carmel Tebbutt, today officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Tasmanian Devil breeding unit – a key part of the national effort to save the endangered marsupial.

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