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Historic image of African Elephants at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Rebecca the Elephant keeper reflects on the history of African Elephants over the 40 years at Taronga Western Plains Zoo as well as Cuddles the last African Elephant at the Zoo who has been at the Zoo since 1977.
Lion cubs on exhibit - March 2017
The Lion cubs are continuing to develop and progress well under the watchful eye of mother, Maya. Recently keepers have been working on introducing the two female sub-adults back into the pride.
Happy birthday to the Zoo! Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is celebrating its 40th birthday today, having officially opened on 28 February 1977.
On the eve of its 40th birthday, Taronga Western Plains Zoo can lay claim to the title ‘Home of the best unique accommodation in Australia’. Again!
Reproductive Biologist storing coral samples
For the sixth year running Taronga Western Plains Zoo has played a pivotal role in the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef storing coral sperm samples in the frozen zoo in Dubbo.
Quokka joey
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the emergence of a Quokka joey from its mother’s pouch recently.
Lion cubs on exhibit
Four male Lion cubs have made their public debut at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and are now on exhibit for visitors to see.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is closed today, Sunday 12 February 2017, due to the extreme weather conditions.
Sabai meets Luk Chai
Sabai is going from strength to strength and was recently introduced to his brother Luk Chai
Ring-tailed Lemur babies now three month old
The two sets of Ring-tailed Lemur twins born in October 2016 are growing and developing rapidly under the watchful eye of their mothers.

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