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Christmas came early today for Taronga Zoo’s Meerkats, Ring-tailed Lemurs and Australian Sea Lions, who spent the morning feasting on some festive-themed enrichment treats prepared by keepers and volunteers.
A young Little Penguin was released back into the wild after being rescued from a stormwater drain in Sydney’s inner-west, Environment Minister Mark Speakman said today.
Zebra foals
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Zebra herd has grown again following the birth of two foals on 25 November and 4 December 2016.
Solar panels on Savannah Visitor Plaza
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has installed a significant solar panel system on the roof of the Savannah Visitor Plaza this month, to help reduce its energy consumption.
Get up close to our cheeky Squirrel Monkeys these school holidays and watch them climb and play as you walk through their Amazon jungle.
Taronga Zoo has welcomed its largest litter of Meerkats ever, with keepers monitoring the progress of six playful pups.
Ring-tailed Lemur twins
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed the birth of two sets of Ring-tailed Lemur twins on 5 and 17 October 2016.
Nature-lovers can have an African safari-style experience without leaving NSW with the official opening of the Savannah Safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo today.
Following the events of the last 48 hours in which Greig Tonkins, a Zoo Keeper at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, was seen on social media punching a Kangaroo following an attempt to free his dog from its hold, Taronga has been inundated with concern for Mr Tonkins as well as enquiries regarding Taronga’s position on the events.
Sabai the Asian Elephant calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s male Asian Elephant calf has been officially named ‘Sabai’ meaning peaceful, happiness, relaxed or comfortable in Thai.

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