Project Platypus is enjoying another successful year in 2012 with students from five Dubbo schools participating in prac days at the Zoo, the Cultural Centre, at Sandy Beach along the Macquarie River and at their schools.
Taronga celebrated its 550 volunteers and their incredible contribution to wild life through behavioural studies, administration, guest services and countless other areas across both our zoos during National Volunteer Week 2012. These astonishing volunteers contributed over 100,000 hours of their time in the past year.
Breakfast time at the Giraffe exhibit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is busy with 10 Giraffes all vying for the best position at the food box when the horse pellets get poured in. The Giraffe are feed a mixture of hay, carrots, horse pellets and tree branches during the day.
There was a different bird on the tarmac of the Dubbo airport over the weekend, when a QantasLink plane featuring images of Rhinos and Giraffes flew in on Saturday morning to celebrate the Zoo’s 35th birthday.