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Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video ▶
4 out of 5 species of Rhino are in critical danger Find Out More ▶
Construction progressing at Elephant facility
Construction for the expansion of the Elephant facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is progressing well and has seen a lot of work completed in the past seven months
Learning Traditional Indigenious Games
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, 15 staff from Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Education team participated in Traditional Indigenous Games training through a program called ‘Yulunga’ run by the Australian Sports Commission.
Swamp wallaby joey in care
An orphaned Swamp Wallaby joey is currently being hand raised by keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Meerkat pup with mother Umi
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the latest addition to the Meerkat troop, with a female pup born Monday 31 March 2014.
Volunteer Tour Guide Training
It's the 25th Anniversary of Volunteer week, at Taronga we're celebrating the power of volunteers, with over 600 volunteers across Sydney and Dubbo and another 400 youth volunteers we have a lot to celebrate.
Photo by Dean Ingwersen
Recently, Regent Honeyeaters have been spotted inside the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo on two separate occasions.
Macheo turns one
Macheo the White Rhino calf is celebrating a special milestone on Wednesday 14 May – it’s his first birthday! Macheo was born to mother, Mopani in the early hours of the morning this time last year and has flourished ever since. At birth he weighed just 50kgs but now weighs an estimated 300kgs!
As Mother's Day approaches Taronga Western Plains Zoo is paying tribute to animal mothers who do an amazing job of raising their young, helping to ensure the long term survival of their species.
The two new Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is thrilled to announce further success in its Galapagos Tortoise breeding program, with two hatchlings born on 24 and 26 January 2014.
A wild female wombat is currently receiving treatment at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital after being mauled by a dog.

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