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

Saturday 11th October 2008
Internationally renowned Chimpanzee researcher, Dr Jane Goodall, visited Taronga's Chimpanzees today during her national tour to inspire Australians to protect wildlife.
Wednesday 8th October 2008
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been working around-the-clock to hand-raise a pair of male Cheetah cubs born in early August into the Zoo's breeding program for this critically endangered species.
Thursday 2nd October 2008
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are beaming with pride after the birth of a bouncing female Bongo calf named Djembe after a type of African drum.
Friday 26th September 2008
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is creating an outdoor learning environment at five schools in Dubbo as part of the Fodder for Thought project, which will see extensive planting of fodder trees on school agricultural land.
Thursday 25th September 2008
At least one pair of zoo-bred Regent Honeyeaters are incubating eggs, with at least four other nests being built by other pairs just four months since they were released at Chiltern in Victoria.
Friday 19th September 2008
The world-first book ‘Medicine of Australian Mammals’ will be officially launched today at Taronga Zoo helping to improve the health, welfare and conservation of Australia’s native mammals.
Thursday 18th September 2008
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is working with the Australian Sports Commission's Active After-school Communities Program to help engage primary-school aged children in physical activity that is fun and enjoyable.
Monday 15th September 2008
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is working with the Australian Sports Commission's Active After-school Communities Program to help engage primary-school aged children in physical activity that is fun and enjoyable.
Friday 12th September 2008
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce the next phase of the Zoo's 12 year master plan which will see approximately $21.5m spent redeveloping a number of areas of the site over the coming four years.
Thursday 28th August 2008
An infant male Western Lowland Gorilla made his public debut at Taronga today as the Zoo also announced its first-ever artificial insemination (AI) of an Asian Elephant.