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Zoo wins at the NSW Toursim Awards
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has won the NSW Tourism Awards for Best Tourist Attraction and Unique Accommodation at the NSW Tourism Awards gala ceremony held in Sydney on Thursday 27 November 2014.
Daily 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Excluding 17/1/15 & 18/1/15)
Zoo Adventures is a school holiday program for students attending primary school, aged from 5-12 years, which is run by qualified staff. Children experience the sights and sounds of the zoo; join in with art/craft and other activities with an animal theme!
Daily 10:45 am - 10:45 am
A guided bus tour bringing you face to face with endangered Black Rhinoceros
Tiger Encounter
Daily 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday & Saturday 6:45 am - 6:45 am
Discover fascinating animal and zoo facts on this leisurely guided behind the scenes walk. Occurs Sat and Sun at 6:45am.
Hippo calf at 11 weeks old
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s female Hippo calf now has a name - Kibibi meaning ‘little lady’ in Swahili. Kibibi is now 11 weeks old and has more than doubled her weight since birth.

Stage 5 Science: Eco Scientists (Ecology)

Outcomes: SC5 -14LW, SC5 - 15LW

Integrates with: GEOGRAPHY (Interconnections)

Using Taronga’s Science Conservation projects as case studies, students will develop an understanding of the need for scientific research in identifying threatened species, assess the impact of the species decline on the wider ecosystem and contribute to species recovery through the creation of their own Threatened Species Recovery Plan.

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