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There has been a number of breeding successes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo over the past couple of months with births in the Eland, Barbary Sheep and Addax herds.
News from northern Victoria about Taronga Zoo’s contributed to the third release of critically endangered Regent Honeyeaters is very positive.
Have you ever tried to unwrap a rhino? Neither had we until today.
We had a delightful sight on the morning of Tuesday 14 May 2013, when we arrived at work to find a little male White Rhino calf in the night yards with his mother Mopani. It was clear the calf was only hours old as he was still a little wobbly on his feet.
This week is National Volunteer Week, 13 - 19 May 2013 and Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrated today with a special barbecue to say thank you to the many volunteers at the Zoo who provide countless hours of time and service every year.
Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos have over 545 volunteers dedicating their time across a diverse range of programs to support the work of Taronga Conservation Society Australia. National Volunteer week is a time when we can reflect and say thanks for the great work undertaken which the organisation is so grateful for.
Like mums around the world this Mother’s Day, Taronga Gorilla, Kriba, is keeping a watchful eye on her increasingly independent two year old daughter, Kipenzi.
Saturday, May 4th, was a wonderful bright day as Taronga staff, volunteers and YATZ (Youth at the Zoo), jumped on a coach and headed off to the beautiful Capertee Valley near Lithgow, home and natural habitat of the endangered Regent Honeyeater.
I noticed when I visited the tigers, which have swapped exhibits with the lions, a couple of black horizontal stripes with a vertical one, on one tiger’s forehead. With my Chinese heritage, the stripes reminded me of a Chinese Character “王” , means “King”, which represents as prowess and admiration. In Western culture, the lion is also seen as a King.
Today only five species of Rhino remain in the world. They are all under threat from poaching shrinking wildness which are the two biggest threats.

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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.