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National Tree Day
To celebrate National Tree Day, staff and volunteers from Taronga Western Plains Zoo came together in July to plant 220 trees in a behind the scenes area near the Black Rhinos.
Nest boxes
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has recently purchased 14 nest boxes of various sizes and shapes to provide additional homing options for Masked Owls, Little Lorikeets, Brush-tailed Possums and Micro-Bat species in the area.
Zebra foal Khari
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo have welcomed a male Zebra foal born in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 5 July 2016.
i-cow project
The eyes have it! Creative i-cow initiative set to begin after raising funds through crowd funding campaign
Rajah and Amala
Bike or hike around Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s 6 km circuit to warm the kids up this winter! They’ll love seeing all the zoo’s animal youngsters along the way.
Suzie the Hippo
The team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of aged Hippo, Suzie on Tuesday.
Turtle gets a helping hand
The team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital recently farewelled a patient who had spent the previous month in care recovering from surgery to treat a nasty fish hook injury.
World Giraffe Day
Today is World Giraffe Day, an opportunity to raise awareness and support for giraffe conservation.
Dental check up for Black Rhino, Kalungwizi
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s female Asian Elephant, Porntip and three Black Rhinoceros were treated this week by a specialist veterinary dentist, Dr Gerard Steenkamp, from South Africa.
Zebra and Onagers have made a move!

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