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30 years of volunteering
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating 30 years of volunteering, with a special morning tea today to mark this significant milestone and thank the Zoo’s many volunteers for their years of service.
African Wild Dog pups born 25 August 2016
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the arrival of 11 African Wild Dog pups to the conservation breeding program for this endangered species.
Taronga Zoo celebrated its 100th birthday today, serving up surprises for its giraffes, elephants and more than 6000 guests to mark a century of bringing people and wildlife together.
Walkers arriving at Taronga Zoo
Taronga and the Department of Family and Community Services today helped welcome 29 young people from the Burbangana and Walanmarra programs after their epic 490km ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ relay walk from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo to Taronga Zoo, Sydney.
Shoulder to Shoulder leaving Dubbo
Taronga and the Department of Family and Community Services will help lead 29 young people from the Burbangana and Walanmarra programs on a 490km ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ relay walk from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo to Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
Taronga Zoo’s Meerkat mob continues to grow, with keepers celebrating the birth of the second litter of pups this year.
Taronga Zoo to celebrate Centenary with a parade through Sydney CBD 15 October, supported by Centenary presenting partner ANZ.
Zebra foals
Spring has sprung at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with the birth of two Zebra foals as well as a Koala joey emerging from its mother’s pouch.
Visitors can explore the secret life of sharks, help create toys for a playful pair of Sun Bears, see a bright orange François' Langur swinging through the trees and meet petite piglet, Thumbelina, at Taronga Zoo these school holidays.
Koala joey emerges at Dubbo
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted to report early sightings of a male Koala joey that is now just over five months old and starting to emerge from its mother’s pouch.

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