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This week Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrated National Science Week with special workshops for schools all about reproduction.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Zebra foal is growing and developing well under the watchful eye of her mother.
One of our Zoo Keepers recently got back from Rinca Island where he worked with wild Komodo Dragons, the world's largest land lizard. Find out more about his adventures with the Komodo Dragon Survival Program.
Some of our Zoo Keepers are enjoying a sea change on Lord Howe Island! Find out why they're currently calling this island home.
Our old female Asian Elephants, Burma and Gigi, are continuing to be great companions for each other and enjoy spending their days together sharing a paddock at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Kibabu, our majestic Silverback, holds a special place in the hearts of many ...not least of all his dedicated keepers who have cared for him since he arrived in 1996. As a way of farewelling this extraordinary Taronga family member, the keepers have shared a few of their special memories and insights about Kibabu.
Tapirs are found across South and Central America and Asia. They play a critical role in seed dispersal and nutrient recycling, but most species of tapir are vulnerable to extinction. Taronga supports a conservation initiative run by Tapir “Guru”, Dr. Pati Medici. In May this year our Tapir Keeper, Justine was awarded a fellowship to work with Pati.
Visitors to Taronga Western Plains Zoo have made a difference for the elephants, giraffe and endangered African Wild Dogs of Northern Kenya, simply by buying stunning beaded giftware from our Beads for Wildlife campaign.
Some 3,000 hikers including dads of all ages will take to the spectacular Harbour foreshore paths around the lower north shore this Father’s Day, Sunday 1 September to help discover the secrets of Sydney Harbour and raise much needed funds for marine research.
Meerkats are social animals that are very resourceful and family-orientated, as long as you know your place in the hierarchy.

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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.