Orphaned animals are regularly brought to Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital however; it is not very often that they are a baby Dusty Moorhen. This young Dusty Moorhen was brought to the Zoo by a member of the public after being found on its own at the Narromine weir.
On a recent trip to Werribee Zoo we headed out onto the African Savannah exhibit to catch up with male Giraffe boys Amani and Thembi, who were transferred to Werribee Zoo from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in May this year.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Giraffe breeding program has welcomed two new arrivals with the birth of a female Giraffe calf in searing 40 degree heat on Friday 20 November 2009 and a male Giraffe born on Thursday 10 December 2009.
Earlier this year Taronga Western Plains Zoo brought a three year old female Greater One-Horned Rhino named Amala from Los Angeles Zoo in the USA. Amala travelled 36 hours by air and road to join Dora our resident male Greater One-Horned Rhino.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has commenced its third Rhino breeding program with the importation of a female Greater One-Horned (or Indian) Rhinoceros. Three-year-old Amala was transferred from Los Angeles Zoo in the USA to join Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s resident male Greater One-Horned Rhino, Dora.