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

Mopani and Likewizi
Friday 15th February 2013
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed the arrival of an adult female White Rhino, called Likewizi, from Werribee Zoo in Victoria.
Przewalski's Horse foal
Friday 15th February 2013
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have double the reason to celebrate with two Przewalski’s Horse foals born just three days apart.
Mopani and Likewizi the White Rhinos
Thursday 14th February 2013
Mopani the White Rhino is enjoying the company of a new companion following the arrival of Likewizi, a female White Rhino from Werribee Zoo, Victoria.
Monday 11th February 2013
Environment Minister Robyn Parker and the Member for Dubbo Troy Grant today praised the pivotal role Taronga Western Plains Zoo is playing in the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef, storing coral sperm and embryonic cells in the Frozen Zoo in Dubbo.
Friday 8th February 2013
Friday 8th February 2013
Wednesday 30th January 2013
The City of Sydney has joined forces with the Taronga Foundation to celebrate the Year of the Snake and raise money to support vital reptile research and conservation programs.
Friday 25th January 2013
Our aim is to raise awareness about marine conservation among Australian consumers and empower them to make informed choices about sustainable seafood. As part of the program, Woolworths announced its ambition to have all the wild-caught fish it sells certified by the Marine Stewardship Council by 2015.
Tuesday 15th January 2013
Following an incident during an elephant training session at Taronga Zoo last October where a Senior Keeper was injured, the Zoo’s Life Sciences Division conducted an investigation to better understand the circumstances that led to that event.
Friday 11th January 2013
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited by the arrival of two Meerkat pups, born overnight on 15 December 2012.