Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
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.
Swamp wallaby joey in care
An orphaned Swamp Wallaby joey is currently being hand raised by keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
California Sea lion, Michi inspects the new enrichment toy
Behavioural enrichment plays a very important role in the care of all of Taronga’s animals.
Zuleta, Taronga's newly-named Andean Condor chick
It’s been a long time coming, but our Andean Condor chick has finally been given a name – Zuleta.
Today, 22nd March is International Biodiversity Day. Biodiversity is a very important aspect of wildlife conservation since it is the engine which keeps the natural world running, yet it is easy to overlook.
Keen observers of Taronga Zoo’s chimpanzee community may notice two chimps, Koko and her daughter Kamili, are currently absent from our Chimpanzee Sanctuary.



RT : Happy kids here at Simmo's Beach Reserve this morning, winners of 's #zoomobile comp
Our vet nurses are caring for this orphaned possum – with a little help from a toy kangaroo!
Birthday congratulations #MelbourneZoo on 153 years of dedicated care for wildlife

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.