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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Blog

Friday 21st September 2012
How can you help the five Rhino species remaining in the world today?
Thursday 20th September 2012
The main house at Zoofari Lodge has undergone a major transformation over the past six weeks with the interior now featuring a more contemporary African-inspired décor and styling.
Thursday 20th September 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is the only Zoo in Australia to hold the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros.
Giraffe calf, Fanana
Wednesday 19th September 2012
Spring is in the air at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with staff welcoming five Zoo babies recently.
Black Rhinoceros and calf
Tuesday 18th September 2012
With World Rhino Day approaching, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the ongoing success of the Black Rhino breeding program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and its contribution to the conservation of this marvellous species.
World Rhino Day
Monday 17th September 2012
World Rhino Day started in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for the plight of all Rhino species in the world.
Dr Benn Bryant with Ratu, Sumatran Rhino
Friday 24th August 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Senior Vet, Benn Bryant recently assisted at the birth of a rare Sumatran Rhino at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary
World Rhino Day
Friday 24th August 2012
World Rhino Day started in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for the plight of all Rhino species in the world.
Meerkat birthday treat
Thursday 26th July 2012
Recently two of our female Meerkats, Akiki and Mwali, celebrated their 1st Birthday.
Wednesday 27th June 2012
Today, Cuddles and her keepers made their mark ‘For The Wild.’