A rare Southern Black Rhinoceros calf born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on October 31 last year now has a name!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital delivers veterinary care for a vast range of animals and the Hospital recently treated a most impressive visitor.
Platypuses are found mainly in rivers on the east coast of Australia – and their western distribution is poorly known. So when staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital received a phone call reporting a sighting of a Platypus in Zoo grounds, they were understandably surprised!
A Spider Monkey baby, two Ring-tailed Lemur babies, a rare Southern Black Rhino calf and White Rhinos on the African Savannah – these are just some of the amazing new arrivals visitors can see at Taronga Western Plains Zoo during the Summer school holidays!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital is home to all manner of furry and feathered creatures at any given time. Currently, staff at the Wildlife Hospital are caring for two (very cute) baby common brushtail possums, which arrived in early November 2017.
In the midst of a Zoo baby boom, Taronga Western Plains Zoo is proud to announce the arrival of not one, but two Ring-tailed Lemur babies!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s four African Lion cubs have turned one!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of a rare Southern Black Rhinoceros calf, born on 31 October to mother Bakhita and father Kwanzaa.
For the fourth year running, Taronga Western Plains Zoo has taken out Gold in the ‘Unique Accommodation’ category at the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards.
A recent birth at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is being celebrated for more reasons than one – a new Black-handed Spider Monkey baby is the first to be born at the Zoo in 16 years!

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