Meet our newest Platypus resident, Mack!
The world’s largest purpose-built platypus conservation centre is officially open, with guests to Taronga Western Plains Zoo able to see this iconic species at the Zoo for the very first time. Meet Taronga's platypus, Mackenzie and learn about this cryptic and elusive species!
Cool off at the Waterhole!
The kids can have fun in the African waterhole themed water play area featuring hippo and elephant sculptures. The waterhole is sure to be a popular stop during your Zoo adventure!
Three newborn cubs will be exploring their Lion Pride Lands home this summer! The trio were born to experienced mother Marion in early October.
Summer will be the pawfect time to visit the trio, and watch as they interact and play with Marion, dad Lwazi and the other members of their pride. Viewing times: 10am - 2pm daily.
Explore Our New Wildlife Hospital
See our vets in action at the new Wildlife Hospital in Dubbo. During your visit, you can see firsthand how we care for an array of Zoo animals and sick and injured native wildlife, and learn about our critical conservation and research projects.
Plus, enjoy the Wildlife Hospital Aviary daily Keeper talk exclusive to the school holidays.
Rhino calves galore
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has celebrated the birth of not only one but TWO rhinos this year, a Black Rhino calf and a White Rhino calf.
Both curious rhino calves can now be seen exploring their habitats with their mums.
Come check them out these holidays - they won’t stay little for long!
Explore the Zoo by boat
There’s now an exciting new way to experience the glistening Savannah Lake at the Zoo! See Spider Monkeys and Black and White Ruffed Lemurs like never before as you cruise by pedal boat around the Primate Islands in this family-fun experience.