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Looking for something to do these school holidays? Taronga Western Plains Zoo has new arrivals of all shapes and sizes, and winter is the perfect time to visit them!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo would like you to meet Pedro! Pedro is a seven year old Black-handed Spider Monkey who has come to Dubbo all the way from the France.
Elephant in pool
The four new Elephants are already busily exploring their new home to the delight of zoo keepers. Mum, Porntip, and five year old calf, Pathi Harn, arrived on 24 April, whilst Thong Dee and her five year old calf Luk Chai have been at the zoo two weeks, arriving on 1 May.
Cheetah boys
Two male Cheetahs are now calling Taronga Western Plains Zoo home following their transfer from Halls Gap. After completing their quarantine at the Zoo's Wildlife Hospital, the pair moved to the Cheetah exhibit night yards where they quickly settled in, and are now on display.

NAIDOC at Taronga Western Plains Zoo


NAIDOC Week is held each year to celebrate the achievements, history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, we would like you to bring your students to Taronga Western Plains Zoo to celebrate this national event. Workshop details will be available closer to the date, but have previously included Aboriginal dance, art, dreamtime stories, bush tucker and animal encounters at the Education Centre

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is thrilled to announce the arrival of a male Black Rhino calf, born in the very early hours of Monday 20 April.