Season 3, episode 3: Daphney's Dentist
Enrichment plays an integral role in the welfare of the 5,000 animals who call our Taronga's two zoos home. In this episode, several Taronga employees from all across the zoo from Behavioural Enrichment volunteers to Environmental Sustainability Managers come together to explore different ways of providing enrichment that is not only stimulating for the animals but also helps Taronga in reducing, reusing and recycling their way to net zero.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo runs one of the world's most successful Rhinoceros breeding programs for three different species of Rhino; the black, white and Greater-one-horned rhino. And as another mating season comes to an end, Senior Vet Benn is eager to confirm if there are any more precious Rhino calves on the way.
Also, over Taronga's Backyard to Bush resident rabbit Daphney receives a health check from Vet Bec as she presents with a funny-looking tooth. And finally at the Wildlife Retreat Keeper Nat introduces us to several cheeky native residents that guests get to come face to face with when they stay overnight at the retreat.
Air date: Friday 21st of October at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.
An update on Taronga's Black Rhino Kufara
In episode three of Taronga: Who's Who in the zoo we went behind-the-scenes of Taronga Western Plains Zoo who runs one of the world's most successful Rhinoceros breeding programs for three different species of Rhino; the black, white and Greater-one-horned rhino.
And we shared some BIG news! 🦏 Black Rhino Kufara is pregnant and due to give birth in March/April 2023 🙌
Black rhinos are listed as critically endangered, with the current population estimated at only 6195 individuals in the wild.
We are so excited as every rhino pregnancy is something we want to shout about from the tree-tops.
Make sure you head to Taronga Western Plains Zoo to see all three rhino species and learn about what we are doing to conserve them! Get your tickets now.
Visit all three rhino species in Dubbo
Come to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo and to visit see all three rhino species up close.