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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Blog

Tuesday 26th June 2012
A Siamang Ape baby at Taronga Western Plains Zoo has called for a vocal celebration by the Siamang Ape parents.
Project Platypus Expo
Tuesday 19th June 2012
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.
Selatan Sumatran Tiger
Tuesday 12th June 2012
Keepers at the Zoo are saddened by the passing of 21 year old Selatan the Sumatran Tiger.
Tuesday 29th May 2012
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.
Tuesday 1st May 2012
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.
Thursday 26th April 2012
One of the Zoo’s most recent mothers, Lilli Pilli the Koala is celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time.
Thursday 5th April 2012
The Zoo’s Siamang Ape pair, Puteri and Saudara, have enjoyed some special Easter treats at the Zoo today.
Tuesday 27th March 2012
Today over 130 school students were learning about wetlands, the importance of healthy eco-system and how to be a responsible fisherman at an outdoor educational workshops at the Zoo.
Friday 23rd March 2012
Banksia the Koala joey is continuing to grow and develop under the watchful eye of mother, Lilli Pilli.
Tuesday 20th March 2012
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.