Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
NAIDOC Week was celebrated in the last week of Term at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, as it is usually celebrated in September in Dubbo.
There must be something in the water here at Taronga’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary!
As we continue gearing up for Taronga’s first bird festival, the bird department is also busy preparing for the coming breeding season including continuing our work with the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.
Black Rhino
Today is World Rhino Day and all around the world, in the face of the poaching crisis devastating the world’s Rhinos, people are taking action. Our colleagues at Zoo Dvur in the Czech Republic today are burning their stockpile of rhino horn ( . They’re joining other zoos at Port Lympne, Howletts Wild Animal Park, Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine, Zoo Wroclaw, Zoo Bratislava and Zoo Plzen.
World Rhino Day 2014
Get involved with World Rhino Day at Taronga Western Plains Zoo this weekend from 20 – 22 September and help celebrate and raise awareness for Rhinos.
Everyone at the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health was saddened to learn of the passing of Registry founder, Dr. William “Bill” Hartley OAM, MVSc, DSc.
Elephant barn under construction
The barn in the new Elephant facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is taking shape with the walls of the building now in place and the roof installation under way.
Become a Wildlife Witness with Taronga's new app
September 7th 1936 was a sad day. They didn’t know it back then, but keepers at Hobart Zoo were the last humans to set eyes on a living Tasmanian Tiger, the last wild individual having been shot by Batty Wilf in 1930.
Musi the Black Rhino
Yesterday, we keepers farewelled Musina Ponga, a Black Rhino affectionately known as Musi by her keepers.
Prince George helps open Taronga's new Bilby exhibit
While we reflect on what has happened in the past to Australia’s remarkable wildlife, National Threatened Species day this Sunday, 07 September, 2014, is also a chance to celebrate what is being done for native wildlife.



Happy International Zoo Keeper Day to all of our hard working and dedicated Zoo Keepers!
During a Little Penguin release last December we accidentally let go of more than just penguins.
Our new Seal Presentation has certainly been causing a splash! Check it out this long weekend

Public Notices

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.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.
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.