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An overcast rainy day doesn't have to spoil your Zoo visit, however we always recommend checking weather reports before visiting.

Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for an up-to-date weather forecast.

In good weather

Don’t forget to be sun smart and pack sunscreen and hats. If you forget, our Zoo Shop carries a variety of hats and sunscreens. 

In wet weather

Pack an umbrella. If you forget, don’t worry, as our Zoo Shop carries a range of wet-weather gear, including ponchos and umbrellas. 

Some of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s animals love the rain – be sure to check out the Asian and African Elephants, Rhinos and Hippos! 

On very warm days

Some animals may be less active as they seek out shady spots, but be sure to visit the African and Asian Elephants and the Greater One-Horned Rhino which often swim in their exhibit ponds or wallow in the mud to cool off!