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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.
Taronga’s Zoomobile will be stopping off in Bathurst and surrounding towns from 13–17 October. The Zoomobile has been travelling from Sydney to a number of regional NSW towns over the past few months.
An orphaned wombat joey is receiving round-the-clock care at Taronga Zoo after its mother was struck by a car outside Sydney.
A Taronga Zoo education coordinator has taken on the role of surrogate dad to an orphaned Swamp Wallaby joey, whose mother was struck by a car near Sydney.
Echidna trailing at Taronga
Taronga Keepers are hoping for a rare breeding success after echidnas were spotted partaking in a bizarre breeding ritual known as “trailing”. Echidnas may be an Australian icon, but a great deal of mystery still surrounds this spiny species when it comes to their unique mating ritual that takes place during breeding season.
Taronga Zoo’s renowned chimpanzee group continues to grow, with experienced mother, Lisa, giving birth to a healthy male baby this week.
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.

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