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An orphaned baby wombat is receiving round the clock care at Taronga after its mother was killed on a highway. The little female Common Wombat joey, now named ‘Mirrhi’, was rescued from along the Hume Highway where its mother had been struck and killed by a car.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of a male Bison calf, which was born on Sunday 7 November 2010 in the early hours of the morning.
Taronga Zoo used fat-derived stem cell therapy on a Snow Leopard’s arthritic knee, becoming the first zoo in Australia to use this technology on a big cat.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating being named best ‘Major Attraction’ at the NSW Tourism Industry Awards at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse last Friday night.
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza - the single largest project in the Zoo’s 33 year history.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza officially opened today.
Taronga’s newborn female Asian Elephant calf was officially named ‘Tukta’ today, a Thai name meaning ‘doll’.
The calf is Taronga’s first female and it is the fifth calf born to the Australian Conservation Management Plan for these endangered elephants.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park children’s playground has won the Kidsafe 2010 National Playspace Design Awards for public playspaces in regional parks.
Six Australian Pelicans were released at Chinaman’s Beach today by Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff who cleaned the birds caught in an oil spill at Newcastle.

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