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Otter pups growing up
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Oriental Small-clawed Otters pups are now 11 weeks old and are continuing to grow and develop at a steady rate.
Swamp Wallaby joey
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Aussie walkthrough is now home to three Swamp Wallaby joeys ranging in age from seven months through to 15 months old.
Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community play an important role in efforts to conserve and protect our environment and Taronga wanted to say thank you for making the green in the Rainbow Flag shine.
Meerkat Enrichment
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Meerkat troop were treated to a new toy recently, a specially made enrichment feeder that was constructed by one of the Zoo's volunteers.
Last week Taronga took a giant step for environment with the help of our partners, Woolworths - we announced our first-ever involvement in a carbon offset project.
It’s a boy! Taronga’s ungulate keepers are proud to announce our new Eastern Bongo calf born on 8 February is a healthy male.
For the last fortnight social media has been a flutter with one question – “is it blue and black, or white and gold”? And although the answer is clearly white and gold, regardless of what the original dress claims, this question has generated mass interest. This could partly be because we as humans are a very visual species. But how would the dress appear to a bird, for example the parrot family?
Don’t be surprised if on your next trip to Taronga you find yourself sharing a path with more than just keepers and other visitors!
Mpenzi the Black Rhino turns 10
Over the past week, keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been celebrating two milestone birthdays for Black Rhinos, Mpenzi and Kufara, who turned 10 and five respectively.
Platypus released back to the river
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital received a Platypus recently after it was found a little lost at the golf course.

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Experienced father, Lazarus, keeps an eye on one of his mischievous lion cubs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. http://t.co/vayaG2MXTk
He may only be a few months old, but our Australian Sea-lion pup Max already knows how to strike a pose! http://t.co/WvhDQirxRn
“Have I got something in my teeth?” Wombats like Chloe have rodent-like front teeth that never stop growing! http://t.co/8Sg1cfwWGk

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.