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Mpenzi the Black Rhino turns 10
Over the past week, keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been celebrating two milestone birthdays for Black Rhinos, Mpenzi and Kufara, who turned 10 and five respectively.
Platypus released back to the river
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital received a Platypus recently after it was found a little lost at the golf course.
Zebra foal born 3 February 2015
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the birth of a second Zebra foal, in just over a month.
Brush-tailed Possum being handraised
A Keeper at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is currently hand raising an orphaned Brush-tailed Possum which is estimated to be less than six months old.
Mzungu Giraffe heads to Canberra
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have farewelled female Giraffe, Mzungu who is headed for the National Zoo in Canberra today.
Echidna in care at Wildlife Hospital
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital is currently caring for a male Echidna that was found on the side of the highway after most likely being hit by a car.
New Elephant facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Throughout the month of February, visitors to Taronga Western Plains Zoo will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and see the new state-of-the-art elephant facility.
The future for rhinos is looking bleak with official figures released yesterday by South Africa confirming that last year was the worst on record for rhino poaching.
Zoo Adventures summer fun
Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings turn one
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings are celebrating their first birthday this month.

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