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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.
Taronga moves to support Dhole conservation in Thailand, marking a new direction in support of these whistling hunters. Taronga is currently the only Zoo in Australia with Dhole: Tunlay and Jangala, a non breeding mother-son pair. Taronga has a 30 year history caring for Dhole, successfully breeding two Dhole pups in 2007 as part of a Conservation Insurance Breeding Program.
Taronga’s resident Fiordland crested penguin, Munro, took advantage of the warmer this morning, stepping out for a stroll through the Zoo grounds in preparation for the inaugural Taronga Bird Festival.
Squirrel Glider
Primary school students from Crowther will receive an exciting visit from the Taronga Zoomobile on September 10. In conjunction with Landcare and their community work with Squirrel Gliders, one of Taronga’s very own Squirrel Glider’s will be among other native animals making an appearance at Crowther’s local primary school.
Bardin hitches a ride with mother, River
Spring is in full swing at Taronga Zoo, with keepers celebrating the arrival of two new koala joeys for this year’s breeding season.
Nupela hops on the scales
Taronga’s cheeky Tree Kangaroo joey, Nupela, hopped on the scales this week to mark her first 12 months – weighing in at an impressive 3.8 kilograms.
Prince George meets George the Bilby
On Sunday Taronga’s latest Bilby projects and our efforts to protect other endangered species will be highlighted at this year’s National Threatened Species Day on 7 September.
Sudi with mother, Shiba
Taronga Zoo’s baby chimpanzee was named ‘Sudi’ today, a Swahili name meaning “success” or “luck”.

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