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Taronga Western Plains Zoo has won a Silver Award for Best Attraction and Bronze Award for Unique Accommodation at the Australian Tourism Awards gala ceremony held in Adelaide on Friday 10 April 2015.
A very fluffy Lesser Sooty Owl chick has recently joined the Bird Show team. At the moment it looks more like a ball of fluff than an owl, but soon the eight week old male will be fully fledged and ready to fly.
A baby echidna is making a remarkable recovery at Taronga Zoo, after being left seriously injured when its burrow was dug up by a bulldozer.
Taronga Zoo’s elephants received a special enrichment treat for breakfast today – a 728kg pumpkin from the Sydney Royal Easter Show!
Lion Cub receives first health check
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating major breeding success with the birth of three African Lion cubs, one male and two females, on 28 February 2015.
Taronga’s Chimpanzee group got some colourful Easter challenges earlier this week when they cracked 30 paper mâché eggs carefully placed in the exhibit by keepers.
Taronga Zoo’s echidnas have begun lapping up a new just-add-water diet, designed to better meet the nutritional needs of their spiny species.
New look Qantaslink plane
QantasLink and Taronga Western Plains Zoo today unveiled the refreshed ‘Taronga’ decal on one of QantasLink’s newest Q400 aircraft, reaffirming their commitment to regional tourism and the Dubbo community.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.


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