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Lima the Siamang Ape turns two
Recently, Lima the Siamang Ape celebrated turning two years old and is now very independent.
Giraffe Bachelors
There are some new kids on the block out on the African Savannah with Giraffe males, Njanu and Kindu, joining our resident bachelor boys, Mbala and Alonge.
World Giraffe Day
As World Giraffe Day, 21 June, draws closer it gives us time to reflect on the achievements we have made for the conservation for this iconic species here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
The Humpback Whale migration has begun. Photo by Ady D’Ettorre
The east Australian Humpback whale migration has begun and Taronga’s Marine Mammal Department has been fortunate enough to get amongst it, thanks to an exciting new partnership with Captain Cook Cruises.
Dr Jane Goodall visits Taronga's Chimpanzee Sanctuary
As winter sets in and the weather begins to turn a little colder, our chimpanzee community is getting used to life without the matriarch of the group, Lulu.
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.

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Public Notices

As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
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.