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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Media Releases

Monday 27th August 2012
Taronga is celebrating breeding the Zoo’s first Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat in 30 years, unlocking secrets which could also help their critically endangered wild cousins.
Tasmanian Devil joeys in nest
Monday 27th August 2012
Taronga’s Tasmanian Devil Keepers got their first hands-on check today of three little Tasmanian Devil joeys, the first to be born at Taronga this breeding season.
Monday 20th August 2012
School kids across the state are being encouraged to take part in a competition to design a mock billboard that educates communities to look out for wildlife on roads.
Friday 17th August 2012
Today over 95 students from Dubbo and Orana region will converge on Taronga Western Plains Zoo to participate in energy workshops as part of National Science Week, 11 – 19 August 2012.
Inland NSW Tourism Award
Monday 30th July 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo received Inland Tourism Awards for the best tourist attraction at the Inland Tourism Awards on Saturday 29 July 2012.
Underwater Shark Research
Friday 20th July 2012
Scientists are delving into the social networking behaviour of sharks, to determine why and when large marine predators congregate, and the mysteries of their society.
Macquarie University Research Officer, Vanessa, records the movements of migrati
Wednesday 18th July 2012
Researchers are testing if underwater alarms can reduce the number of migrating Humpback Whales caught in shark nets.
Friday 29th June 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site which recognises the power of traveller feedback.
Thursday 28th June 2012
Scientists have uncovered two parasite species, related to jellyfish, which is causing deaths amongst endangered Australian Frogs.
Wednesday 27th June 2012
The hand and footprints of keepers and animals were collected on canvasses today as a pledge for the wild as Taronga announced an in situ conservation project for elephants in Thailand.