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

Thursday 10th October 2013
Responding to forecasts of a record-breaking 39 degree day in Sydney, Keepers at Taronga Zoo prepared early to care for their animals.
Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Contributing to Koala conservation can be as simple as a walk in the bush with a smartphone thanks to a free GPS enabled smartphone app called Biotag.
Troy Grant, Matthew Dickson and Matthew Fuller
Friday 13th September 2013
The Dubbo region will benefit from a $323,250 grant which will help to build destination appeal and bring more visitors to the region. Taronga Western Plains Zoo will also benefit from a $250,000 grant to assist in the development of 15 eco-cabins at the Zoo.
Thursday 12th September 2013
A female Wedge-tailed Eagle has learned to fly in the care of Taronga Zoo staff 18 months after it normally would have taken wing in the wild.
Tasmanian Devil joeys at Dubbo
Thursday 5th September 2013
Environment Minister Robyn Parker and Dubbo MP Troy Grant today announced new Tasmanian Devil breeding success with the birth of two Devil joeys at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.
Macheo the White Rhino calf
Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Dreaming of a trip to Africa? Go on zoofari and get your African fix at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo these coming school holidays!
Wednesday 21st August 2013
Taronga Zoo today unwrapped 35 life-size adult Black Rhinoceros sculptures that will soon be sighted throughout Sydney and western regions to Dubbo.
Tuesday 30th July 2013
Taronga Zoo’s remarkable Silverback Gorilla, ‘Kibabu’ is retiring to the NSW South Coast after siring an impressive 14 living offspring for the global breeding program. Kibabu will relocate to Mogo Zoo along with adult females Kriba, Mouila and their youngsters, Mahale and three old Kipenzi.
Inland NSW Tourism Award
Monday 29th July 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has won the Inland NSW Tourism Award for best tourist attraction at the awards ceremony held in Moree on Saturday 27 July 2013.
Project Water Rat Expo
Friday 26th July 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Project Water Rat is came to an end for 2013 with the students coming together at the Zoo for an expo to showcase their projects and to share their knowledge and learnings with each other and the community.