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Kibibi the Hippo calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce that our female Hippo calf has a name! Meet Kibibi, meaning little lady in Swahili, who was named following a call for suggestions on the Zoo’s facebook page.
Keeper with snake
As the weather starts to warm up it is important for everyone to be on the lookout for snakes, adopt necessary safety precautions to minimise the chances of a snake encounter and know how to respond if the situation arises.
Do you like my new bracelet? It's all part of the Beads for Wildlife - Community Relief Campaign that is running.
Taronga-born koala, Tilly, has travelled to a new home in Nagoya, Japan, commemorating 30 years of conservation partnership work with Taronga’s Sister Zoo, Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo.
Extinct for 65 million years, dinosaurs will once again roam the earth, or at least Taronga Zoo!
Gorilla baby with mother
Finally, the wait is over! On Tuesday afternoon at 1:55pm we welcomed a new addition to our Gorilla family – a brand new baby boy!
Taronga’s group of male fur seals have been showing off their playful side, to the delight of researchers from the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre (AMMRC).
Hippo calf needs a name
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Hippo calf is thriving under the watchful eye of mother, Cuddles. The female calf has almost doubled in weight since birth and is starting to gain more confidence and strength in its legs, especially on land.
Taronga Zoo’s big cat keepers had the chance to say a big thank you to a Sydney schoolgirl who helped raise more than $500 to support Sumatran Tiger conservation.
Addax calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a female Addax calf to the herd on 15 September 2014.



Great to see #tarongawesternplainszoo recognised with silver in Tourist Attactions #NSWTA15 🐘
Thrilled and honoured to have won gold for Major Tourist Attraction ! #NSWTA15 Great win for wildlife conservation. 🐨
Our tiny male Francois' Langur has been named 'Nangua', after the Mandarin word for pumpkin.

Public Notices

Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
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.