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Media Releases

Taronga's new Andean Condor chick is gaining weight every day
Thursday 9th January 2014
Taronga Zoo’s Bird Keepers are celebrating the hatching of a very precious Andean Condor chick.
Cheetah cubs - December 2013
Friday 27th December 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Cheetah cubs are continuing to grow in leaps and bounds, under the watchful eye of first-time mother, Halla.
Friday 20th December 2013
Christmas arrived early today for Taronga Zoo’s Tasmanian Devils, who discovered a Christmas tree adorned with tasty decorations in their exhibit.
Wild! Rhinos school sculptures from Central Western NSW
Thursday 19th December 2013
Nine schools from the Central West have been busy decorating Wild! Rhino sculptures in support of Rhino conservation.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell at the opening of the Lemur Forest Adventure.
Monday 16th December 2013
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Member for North Shore Jillian Skinner today officially opened Taronga Zoo’s new lemur exhibit.
Monday 16th December 2013
Roads and Maritime will install a concrete median safety barrier (60 centimetres high) along the existing median on Spit Road, between Medusa Street and Pearl Bay Avenue, Mosman. The first stage of this work will be carried out over a continuous 48 hour period from 8am on Thursday 2 January 2014 to 8am on Saturday 4 January 2014. For alternate travel arrangements please...
Christmas comes early for the Meerkats
Friday 13th December 2013
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been busy spreading some early Christmas cheer amongst the animals at the Zoo.
Tambo, with mother Djembe
Friday 13th December 2013
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the birth of an Eastern Bongo calf, one of rarest antelope species in the world.
Bird Keeper, Sprina Liu watches on after releasing a Lord Howe Island Woodhen
Friday 6th December 2013
The success of a trial program for Lord Howe Island Woodhens and Currawongs will help ensure their protection during a planned pest eradication program for the World Heritage listed site.
Zoofari Lodge redevelopment
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Environment Minister Robyn Parker and Dubbo MP Troy Grant today announced the $2.1 million redevelopment of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Zoofari Lodge is well underway and is expected to be ready by April 2014.