Keeper Talks

Keeper Talks

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Asian Elephant calf Sabai
Asian Elephant calf Sabai

Asian Elephant keeper talk

Have you met the newest members of our Asian Elephant herd? Get up close to our calves Kanlaya and Sabai as they play, and our Keepers talk you through how the rest of the herd works together to raise and care for its young.

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Asian Elephant calf Sabai
Black Rhino calf, Pampoen
Black Rhino calf, Pampoen

Black Rhino keeper talk and feed

Did you know that the Black Rhino’s horns are made of the same protein as our hair and nails? Watch and learn about these solitary animals as they enjoy their morning meal.

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Black Rhino calf, Pampoen
African Lion, Lazarus
African Lion, Lazarus

African Lion keeper talk

Learn about the pride that calls Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo home, as our Keepers tell your about their social dynamics, what they like to eat, and what you can do to help them thrive in the wild. 

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African Lion, Lazarus
Meerkat
Meerkat

Meerkat keeper talk

Meet our Meerkat mob at feeding time as they munch on insects, fruits, and vegetables. You’ll learn how their social dynamics work, who’s the boss of this troop and just how good their eyesight is.

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Meerkat
Hippopotamus calf Kendi
Hippopotamus calf Kendi

Hippopotamus keeper talk and feed

Have you ever seen a Hippopotamus up close? Watch these water lovers as they emerge from the lake for their morning meal. Find out why they spend so much time in the water from our Keepers, as they tell you about these splashy creatures.

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Hippopotamus calf Kendi
Cheetah mother Kyan with her cubs
Cheetah mother Kyan with her cubs

Cheetah keeper talk and feed

Catch up with our Cheetahs while they enjoy their meaty brunch. Watch our Cheetah feed, as you learn about their extraordinary speed, unusual colour variations, and unique social hierarchy.

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Cheetah mother Kyan with her cubs
Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger keeper talk

Did you know there are less than 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild? Learn about this critically endangered species, and what Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is doing to help preserve their habitats.

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Sumatran Tiger
Spider Monkey baby Isadora and mother Jai
Spider Monkey baby Isadora and mother Jai

Spider Monkey feed

Fancy having lunch with our Spider Monkey troop? Watch the monkeys as they deftly use their tails to grab food from our Keepers, before swinging away on the ropes and tree branches on their island home.

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Spider Monkey baby Isadora and mother Jai
African Wild Dog
African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog feed

What’s that sound? Experience the high-pitched rally call of the African Wild Dog pack first hand, as they devour their afternoon meal. Watch the frenzied feast, as they work together to rip a carcass into smaller pieces to share amongst the pack.

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African Wild Dog