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National Tree Day
To celebrate National Tree Day, staff and volunteers from Taronga Western Plains Zoo came together in July to plant 220 trees in a behind the scenes area near the Black Rhinos.
Nest boxes
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has recently purchased 14 nest boxes of various sizes and shapes to provide additional homing options for Masked Owls, Little Lorikeets, Brush-tailed Possums and Micro-Bat species in the area.
Today I had the privilege of meeting a little rhino calf that is bringing hope to a species on the edge.
i-cow project
The eyes have it! Creative i-cow initiative set to begin after raising funds through crowd funding campaign
Suzie the Hippo
The team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of aged Hippo, Suzie on Tuesday.
Patrick, our Victoria Crowned Pigeon, turns a remarkable 37 years old today!
Turtle gets a helping hand
The team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital recently farewelled a patient who had spent the previous month in care recovering from surgery to treat a nasty fish hook injury.
If you ever want to feel inspired about the future of our planet, sit down and listen to what young people have to say!
World Giraffe Day
Today is World Giraffe Day, an opportunity to raise awareness and support for giraffe conservation.
Dental check up for Black Rhino, Kalungwizi
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s female Asian Elephant, Porntip and three Black Rhinoceros were treated this week by a specialist veterinary dentist, Dr Gerard Steenkamp, from South Africa.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.