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Media Releases

Friday 23rd October 2009
Taronga Zoo’s world renowned Chimpanzee exhibit will receive a $7.1 million makeover . The refurbishment would include the construction of a new aviary like structure to enable Taronga Zoo keepers to introduce new Chimpanzees to the group more safely.
Thursday 22nd October 2009
Four feisty Tasmanian Devil joeys will have a general health check and paternity tests today at Taronga Zoo to determine the sire of the litter.
Monday 19th October 2009
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are celebrating a special birthday today, as its oldest Giraffe turns 24.
Friday 2nd October 2009
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are celebrating the arrival of a Zebra foal, which was born in the early hours of Saturday 26 September 2009. After starting their usual rounds on Saturday, keepers discovered the foal and mother on exhibit, just hours after the foal had been born.
Tuesday 29th September 2009
EnergyAustralia will be hosting an interactive activity trail promoting energy efficiency at Taronga Zoo these October school holidays.
Wednesday 23rd September 2009
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce local company, David Payne Constructions, has been awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the Zoo’s front entrance and visitor plaza, the largest single project undertaken in the Zoo’s 32 year history.
Wednesday 23rd September 2009
Taronga’s Primate keepers are delighted the Zoo’s 19 Chimpanzees have settled quickly into their temporary home in the Orang-utan exhibit.
Tuesday 22nd September 2009
Taronga Western Plains Zoo responsibly manages its antelope herds to avoid inbreeding by periodically introducing new bloodlines and re-homing animals that have already bred.
Friday 11th September 2009
During a previous examination, veterinarians discovered that ‘Satu’, Taronga Zoo’s four year old Sumatran Tiger had broken a tooth which needed further attention.
Tuesday 1st September 2009
At nine weeks of age the large, kitten-sized cub, which is yet to be named, can be spotted in the trees and visitors will not have any problems finding its home within the Wild Asia exhibit as the unusual Asian carnivore smells a bit like burnt popcorn.