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Western Plains Zoo is experiencing a baby boom with the arrival of a Persian Onager foal, born in the stormy early hours of Thursday 6 December 2007. The foal has been named ‘Touran', after one of only two protected reserves in Iran where the species still remain. Touran is the offspring of mother Kashan and father Gobi.
Taronga's 12 month report to the Department of Environment and Water Resources (DEW) has confirmed its five Asian Elephants are happy, healthy and very active.
A beautiful and rare Powerful Owl chick is recovering at Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Hospital after being rescued from attacking ravens in the Lane Cove National Park.
Taronga's Gila Monster lizard today helped showcase the release of a new diabetes treatment in Australia that has been synthesized from the lizards venom.
Taronga and Western Plains Zoos' animals hold a very special place in many people's minds. Numerous childhood memories focus on visiting our Zoos and being enriched by the animal residents, their individual personalities and character traits. This is why news of a death causes widespread sadness.
Great Western Highway traffic today will also include a four metre tall male giraffe called Jimiyu on his way from Western Plains Zoo to join Taronga's giraffe herd.
Whiskers are normally something men shave off and rinse down the drain every morning, but at Taronga Zoo, our seals' whiskers are being carefully measured and analysed as part of a research project about climate change.
Zoos across Australia and New Zealand have launched a campaign seeking one million supporters to help rescue 7,000 bears and put an end to bear bile farming in China.
Manly Village Public School students are on a quest to help Little Penguins return to Manly Beach. The Year Five and Six students have been working with Taronga Zoo's Education Department to create Penguin Rescue Diaries. On Monday 30 July, the students and Zoo staff walked down to Shelly Beach from the school to carry out an audit of the beach and to try to identify what needed to be done to make the existing habitat more suitable to the penguins' needs.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the news that another Southern White Rhinoceros female is pregnant.

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