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Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Frank Sartor today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to announce the official public debut of Indah the Sumatran Tiger.
World Tapir Day is a great time to see one of the world's most elusive creatures.Ordinarily they're really hard to see in the wild but here in the Zoo they're actually one of the animals that enjoys interactions with keepers the most.
Ten-year old male elephant Gung seemed to really enjoy his play session with the keepers today.
ver the last few months we’ve been training and conditioning our gorilla group to prepare for our eldest female juvenile, Mbeli, to travel to Melbourne to join the international breeding program for this endangered species.
Grant Denyer from Sunrise today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to launch the naming competition for our new female Black Rhino calf, which was born on Wednesday 17 February 2010.
Grant Denyer from Sunrise today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to launch the naming competition for the female Black Rhino calf, which was born on Wednesday 17 February 2010.
We are excited! Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Zoofari Lodge has been nominated for the 2010 Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards for the Getaway Best Family Experience.
We introduced the Regent Honeyeaters from Adelaide to our Regents and now they are all living together.
You may not be aware but weeds are a problem in Sydney. Why is it such a problem? Weeds are plants that are not native to the Australian bushland and are known to decrease the biodiversity of native flora and fauna. Weeds disrupt the growth of native plants and in turn remove the niches of our precious native animals.
Over the past few weeks we’ve noticed a big change in our youngest infant Mahali. He has started to branch away from his mum more and more, leaving her on one side of the exhibit while he’s off exploring his surroundings on the other side.

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Holly and Bai’yali recently became ‘treemates’. They've been spotted munching on the occasional leaf together. http://t.co/TqSTrayZ74
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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.