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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Blog

Friday 5th February 2010
Now almost a month old, young Bataar, the male Przewalski’s Horse foal, is starting to mingle with the herd more however he still doesn’t venture too far from his mum’s side.
Friday 8th January 2010
Orphaned animals are regularly brought to Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital however; it is not very often that they are a baby Dusty Moorhen. This young Dusty Moorhen was brought to the Zoo by a member of the public after being found on its own at the Narromine weir.
Wednesday 6th January 2010
A Lace Monitor (often referred to as a Goanna) was brought into Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital in early December by a member of the public after it was hit by a car.
Thursday 24th December 2009
On a recent trip to Werribee Zoo we headed out onto the African Savannah exhibit to catch up with male Giraffe boys Amani and Thembi, who were transferred to Werribee Zoo from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in May this year.
Thursday 24th December 2009
Christmas has come early at the Zoo in Dubbo with the birth of a Wapiti calf…could this be one of Santa's potential new recruits?
Wednesday 23rd December 2009
Over the past month we have welcomed two new babies calves to the Giraffe herd.
Wednesday 2nd December 2009
Earlier this year Taronga Western Plains Zoo brought a three year old female Greater One-Horned Rhino named Amala from Los Angeles Zoo in the USA. Amala travelled 36 hours by air and road to join Dora our resident male Greater One-Horned Rhino.
Thursday 19th November 2009
As the temperature in Dubbo hovers above 35 degrees everyday this week the African Elephants decided to take full advantage of the hot weather by going for a swim in their pool.
Friday 13th November 2009
In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday this week, the Zoo welcomed a male Bison calf into the world.
Thursday 12th November 2009
Currently two male Eastern Grey joeys and a male Swamp Wallaby are in my care being hand raised.