Taronga celebrated its 550 volunteers and their incredible contribution to wild life through behavioural studies, administration, guest services and countless other areas across both our zoos during National Volunteer Week 2012. These astonishing volunteers contributed over 100,000 hours of their time in the past year.
Over the past eight weeks an extensive and complex veterinary investigation has been undertaken into the cause of death of four White Rhinos at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Breakfast time at the Giraffe exhibit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is busy with 10 Giraffes all vying for the best position at the food box when the horse pellets get poured in. The Giraffe are feed a mixture of hay, carrots, horse pellets and tree branches during the day.
One of the Zoo’s most recent mothers, Lilli Pilli the Koala is celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time.
The veterinary investigation into the recent deaths of the three White Rhinos is still underway.
The Zoo’s Siamang Ape pair, Puteri and Saudara, have enjoyed some special Easter treats at the Zoo today.
Today over 130 school students were learning about wetlands, the importance of healthy eco-system and how to be a responsible fisherman at an outdoor educational workshops at the Zoo.
Banksia the Koala joey is continuing to grow and develop under the watchful eye of mother, Lilli Pilli.
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been grateful for the many messages of support received from the public following the recent sad loss of four White Rhinos and confirm that investigations are ongoing.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has been saddened by the recent loss of four White Rhinos that died suddenly after showing some neurologic abnormalities such as stumbling.

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