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Giraffe calf and mother
At just one month old, Nkosi the male Giraffe calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is definitely growing in confidence each day.
Eastern Long Necked Turtle hatchling
The Aussie Walkthrough exhibit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is experiencing a baby boom with lots of little joeys starting to emerge.

Stage 6 Business Studies: It's Zoo Business

Taronga Zoo is home to over 3700 animals representing 348 species/sub-species. The Zoo business resource and related workshop is linked to the NSW School Curriculum and has been developed in consultation with Department of Education and Training Curriculum Coordinators and NSW School Teachers. It is a comprehensive kit of information and activities designed to ensure maximum benefit to you during your excursion to Taronga Zoo.

Stage 6 Biology: Maintaining a Balance

Join us in a workshop with some carefully chosen animals that will allow your students to:
  • Compare responses of Australian ectothermic and endothermic organisms to changes in the ambient temperature and explain how these responses assist temperature regulation.
  • ·Analyse information from secondary sources to describe adaptations and responses that have occurred in Australian organisms to assist temperature regulation.

Stage 6 Biology: Evolution of Australian Biota

Stage 6 Preliminary Biology Module

‘Evolution of the Australian Biota’ workshops combine the expertise and resources of Taronga, the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens. This session will bring to life many of the outcomes from this unit. Meet animals up close with our fully trained Zoo educators to help your students understand the strategies and adaptations that our native animals display to survive in Australia’s ever changing environment. 

At the Zoo

Bring your class to the zoo and book in to one of our workshops. 

Nkosie the Giraffe calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a male Giraffe calf born on Sunday 3 August 2014 to the delight of visitors on the early morning walk tour.

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