Our role in conservation is to create direct and positive connections between wildlife and people. We protect endangered species, increase understanding of wildlife and inspire community action.
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Taronga Blogs

Wednesday 28th August 2013
Our researchers along with Macquarie University have been working with wild Fur Seals on the picturesque Montegue Island.
National Science Week
Friday 16th August 2013
This week Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrated National Science Week with special workshops for schools all about reproduction.
Becca the Zebra foal
Friday 16th August 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Zebra foal is growing and developing well under the watchful eye of her mother.
Tuesday 13th August 2013
One of our Zoo Keepers recently got back from Rinca Island where he worked with wild Komodo Dragons, the world's largest land lizard. Find out more about his adventures with the Komodo Dragon Survival Program.
Friday 9th August 2013
Some of our Zoo Keepers are enjoying a sea change on Lord Howe Island! Find out why they're currently calling this island home.
Burma and Gigi, Asian Elephants
Tuesday 6th August 2013
Our old female Asian Elephants, Burma and Gigi, are continuing to be great companions for each other and enjoy spending their days together sharing a paddock at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Kibabu - Western Lowland Gorilla
Friday 2nd August 2013
Kibabu, our majestic Silverback, holds a special place in the hearts of many ...not least of all his dedicated keepers who have cared for him since he arrived in 1996. As a way of farewelling this extraordinary Taronga family member, the keepers have shared a few of their special memories and insights about Kibabu.
Update from the Field from Tapir
Friday 2nd August 2013
Tapirs are found across South and Central America and Asia. They play a critical role in seed dispersal and nutrient recycling, but most species of tapir are vulnerable to extinction. Taronga supports a conservation initiative run by Tapir “Guru”, Dr. Pati Medici. In May this year our Tapir Keeper, Justine was awarded a fellowship to work with Pati.
Beads for Wildlife
Thursday 1st August 2013
Visitors to Taronga Western Plains Zoo have made a difference for the elephants, giraffe and endangered African Wild Dogs of Northern Kenya, simply by buying stunning beaded giftware from our Beads for Wildlife campaign.
Fantasea Harbour Hike
Thursday 1st August 2013
Some 3,000 hikers including dads of all ages will take to the spectacular Harbour foreshore paths around the lower north shore this Father’s Day, Sunday 1 September to help discover the secrets of Sydney Harbour and raise much needed funds for marine research.