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

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.
Greater Bilby
Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Taronga Zoo is delighted that a Bilby sponsorship was given to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate the birth of their son.
Go wild for Rhinos
Thursday 18th July 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is calling for local artists to join the charge and submit a creative design for one of 75 Wild! Rhino sculptures that will feature across Sydney and the local region from February - April 2014.
Monday 15th July 2013
Have you ever wanted to decorate a rhino? Well now here's your chance!
Zebra foal born 2 July 2013
Friday 12th July 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s baby boom continues with the birth of a female Zebra foal on the morning of Tuesday 2 July 2013.
Leopard Seal
Friday 5th July 2013
Leopard Seal Casey woke to the jazz sounds of a saxophone at Taronga Zoo this morning thanks to Elephant Keeper Steve. In conjunction with the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre (AMMRC) based at Taronga Zoo, keepers are providing Casey with a variety of audible Environmental Enrichment activities, one of which is the saxophone.
Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Taronga’s animals are keeping busy these school holidays with a little help from their keepers this winter.
Male Giraffe calf
Friday 28th June 2013
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited by the arrival of a male Giraffe calf, born on Wednesday 19 June 2013 in the afternoon in the night yards.
Tuesday 25th June 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is delighted to announce the White Rhino calf born on 14 May 2013 has been named Macheo (pronounced Ma-Che-O) meaning ‘sunrise’ in Swahili.
Wednesday 19th June 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s most vocal residents, the Siamang Apes have something more to sing about as Lima the baby of the group turned one on 15 June 2013.