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Lima the Siamang Ape turns two
Recently, Lima the Siamang Ape celebrated turning two years old and is now very independent.
Giraffe Bachelors
There are some new kids on the block out on the African Savannah with Giraffe males, Njanu and Kindu, joining our resident bachelor boys, Mbala and Alonge.
World Giraffe Day
As World Giraffe Day, 21 June, draws closer it gives us time to reflect on the achievements we have made for the conservation for this iconic species here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
The Humpback Whale migration has begun. Photo by Ady D’Ettorre
The east Australian Humpback whale migration has begun and Taronga’s Marine Mammal Department has been fortunate enough to get amongst it, thanks to an exciting new partnership with Captain Cook Cruises.
Dr Jane Goodall visits Taronga's Chimpanzee Sanctuary
As winter sets in and the weather begins to turn a little colder, our chimpanzee community is getting used to life without the matriarch of the group, Lulu.
Joe and Keith
We would like to welcome two new additions to Backyard to Bush!
Celebrate World Environment Day
Tomorrow on World Environment Day, Taronga Western Plains Zoo is encouraging Dubbo residents to do something positive for the environment, no matter how big or small!
Burma's morning exercise routine
Despite getting on in years, Burma the Asian Elephant has a strong personality and we’ve designed a more intensive style of husbandry to engage and challenge her.
Construction progressing at Elephant facility
Construction for the expansion of the Elephant facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is progressing well and has seen a lot of work completed in the past seven months
Learning Traditional Indigenious Games
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, 15 staff from Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Education team participated in Traditional Indigenous Games training through a program called ‘Yulunga’ run by the Australian Sports Commission.

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The Australian Pelican has the longest bill of any bird. Hear daily pelican talks during the #Tarongabirdfestival. http://t.co/6oaZvfWKPx
Mullion Creek Public School from Orange have been busy learning about rhinos in the lead up to World Rhino Day http://t.co/CcZ7dnAAXF
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo opens new Savannah Cabins self-contained accommodation today http://t.co/yw3wZgUYyl #newsouthwales

Public Notices

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.
SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION ACT 1989 ZOOLOGICAL PARKS BOARD ACT 1973 AND ZOOLOGICAL PARKS REGULATION 2014 TARONGA CONSERVATION SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.