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Since the birth of Dubbo's first ever elephant calf, who continues to do really well in his first few weeks, both his mum, Thong Dee and aunty, Porntip have displayed tremendous maternal instincts in caring for and doting on him.
Taronga's Backyard to Bush allows visitors to see Australia's Quokkas these school holidays.
Jelani and Siri
Siri and Jelani, our two hand-raised cheetah cubs, are now 18 and 12 months old respectively, and live together at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Elephant calf at bath time in Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Elephant calf is progressing well over his first two weeks.
Elephant calf has first bath
Our elephant calf has experienced a lot of firsts in past week, including his first bath.
Male elephant calf in Dubbo
Read Elephant Keeper Bobby-Jo's account of witnessing the birth of the elephant calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
10 Port Jackson Sharks have been re-released into Sydney harbour
Warmer weather means more outdoor fun for the elephant herd at Taronga Zoo. Being very social animals, elephants interact with each other in many different ways ranging from eating together to swimming and playing in their pools.
Thong Dee being monitored by vet
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s expectant Asian Elephant, Thong Dee is continuing to do well as she reaches the final stage of her pregnancy.
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
Recently a group of staff and volunteers from Taronga Western Plains Zoo participated in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count which involved heading into the Zoo grounds to count native birds.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
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.