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Media Releases

Wednesday 23rd December 2009
The Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor today announced that the festive spirit will be spread to Taronga zoo when animals receive special Christmas treats.
Wednesday 23rd December 2009
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Giraffe breeding program has welcomed two new arrivals with the birth of a female Giraffe calf in searing 40 degree heat on Friday 20 November 2009 and a male Giraffe born on Thursday 10 December 2009.
Tuesday 15th December 2009
Taronga's animals are perhaps the most spoilt in Sydney. Their keepers clean up after them, the doctor always makes house calls whilst their personal chefs scour the community for the freshest and best quality food on offer.Now local councils have jumped on board, giving the Zoo menu a local flavour as they help collect food for Taronga's remarkable wildlife.
Wednesday 9th December 2009
An injured Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest animal, has found its wings again thanks to the help of the Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and Bird Show trainers.
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has commenced its third Rhino breeding program with the importation of a female Greater One-Horned (or Indian) Rhinoceros. Three-year-old Amala was transferred from Los Angeles Zoo in the USA to join Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s resident male Greater One-Horned Rhino, Dora.
Friday 20th November 2009
Taronga Zoo’s ‘Roar and Snore’ overnight accommodation has won two NSW Tourism Awards in its first year of operation.
Wednesday 18th November 2009
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed the arrival of another spring baby – a Bison calf born in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 10 November 2009.
Thursday 5th November 2009
Taronga’s elephant calf, Luk Chai, has decided to get a head start on swimming for summer.
Monday 2nd November 2009
Over the weekend we gave Luk Chai another new ball to roll about with. This time we chose a yellow fitness ball filled with air because he loves to squash things with his belly.
Thursday 29th October 2009
Taronga’s famous animals today got some special support from the cast of the Broadway musical, Wicked who put down their magic wands, rolled up their sleeves and helped the Zoo’s dedicated keepers.The Zoo’s majestic animals cast a spell over Lucy Durack who plays ‘Glinda’ the Good Witch, Amanda Harrison, the Wicked Witch of the West and ‘Fiyero’, played by Rob Mills, who turned their talents to zoo keeping by assisting Taronga staff with a range of duties.