Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
Sixteen life-sized animatronic dinosaurs have come to life, giving guests a unique opportunity to get in touch with their inner palaeontologist and learn important wildlife lessons. The Australian Muttaburrasaurus, a Stegosaurus, the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex and many more are waiting to be discovered in the bush along the Dinosaur Trail.
Taronga Zoo Director and Chief Executive, Cameron Kerr, today announced the birth of a tiny male Western Lowland Gorilla at Taronga Zoo. The baby boy born to Mbeli, was born on Tuesday and heralds the beginning of a second generation of Western Lowland Gorillas in the Zoo’s successful conservation breeding program.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited to announce the birth of a female Giraffe calf born on Sunday 19 October 2014
Four Tasmanian Devil joeys born
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce further success for the Tasmanian Devil conservation program, with four joeys born from this year’s breeding season.
Taronga’s Zoomobile will be stopping off in Bathurst and surrounding towns from 13–17 October. The Zoomobile has been travelling from Sydney to a number of regional NSW towns over the past few months.
An orphaned wombat joey is receiving round-the-clock care at Taronga Zoo after its mother was struck by a car outside Sydney.
A Taronga Zoo education coordinator has taken on the role of surrogate dad to an orphaned Swamp Wallaby joey, whose mother was struck by a car near Sydney.
Echidna trailing at Taronga
Taronga Keepers are hoping for a rare breeding success after echidnas were spotted partaking in a bizarre breeding ritual known as “trailing”. Echidnas may be an Australian icon, but a great deal of mystery still surrounds this spiny species when it comes to their unique mating ritual that takes place during breeding season.
Taronga Zoo’s renowned chimpanzee group continues to grow, with experienced mother, Lisa, giving birth to a healthy male baby this week.
Savannah Cabins official opening
State Member for Dubbo Mr Troy Grant today officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new self-contained accommodation, the Savannah Cabins.

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