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Photo by Dean Ingwersen
Recently, Regent Honeyeaters have been spotted inside the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo on two separate occasions.
Children from KU Petersham Preschool with their Wild! Rhinos classroom display
Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos project has generated plenty of interest – and some amazing artworks – from the children at KU Petersham Preschool.
Macheo turns one
Macheo the White Rhino calf is celebrating a special milestone on Wednesday 14 May – it’s his first birthday! Macheo was born to mother, Mopani in the early hours of the morning this time last year and has flourished ever since. At birth he weighed just 50kgs but now weighs an estimated 300kgs!
Madagascar is an amazing place and we have already learnt so much about this country and its amazing flora and fauna.
Birubi practicing his wrestling skills
Birubi is one of Taronga’s young male Red Kangaroos – and he’s growing up fast!
As Mother's Day approaches Taronga Western Plains Zoo is paying tribute to animal mothers who do an amazing job of raising their young, helping to ensure the long term survival of their species.
Taronga's much-loved chimpanzee, Lulu
Lulu led a fascinating and globetrotting life.
New Zealand Fur-seal, Ronnie
A common question asked of Taronga’s Marine Mammal keepers is: “How long does it take to train a seal for the seal show?” The answer is not a simple one, but New Zealand Fur-seal, Ronnie, is a good example of how it works.
A juvenile Tropicbird was released off the Heads in Sydney Harbour today, three weeks after it was first rescued in Dunedoo, near Dubbo, nearly 300 kilometres from the ocean.
Taronga’s Herpetofauna department is celebrating the birth of three Night Skinks (Liopholis striata), which have proven to be some very big babies!

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Kibibi the Hippo calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is starting to come out of the water more often now http://t.co/acYwNKCifO
Last week we released two Little Penguins with @OEHmedia, #npws and Manly Penguin wardens. Watch the release here: https://t.co/pRqpe3b5OH
One of our reptile keepers has just returned from Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra. Read his amazing story here: http://t.co/oAKWLRbhTi

Public Notices

Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.
A fire broke out in a service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo overnight. Fire Brigade crews attended and extinguished the fire before 3am. No people or animals were injured in the fire. Preliminary investigations have found no suspicious circumstances.
Taronga Zoo has very different policies on animal care than the Copenhagen Zoo.