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Zebra foal born 30 December 2014
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited to announce the birth of a female Zebra foal, in the final days of last year on Tuesday 30 December 2014.
As summer heats up, keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been treating Kibibi the Hippo calf to a cooling hose down whilst mother Cuddles enjoys her morning meal.
Christmas enrichment at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been busy spreading some early Christmas cheer amongst the animals.
Elephant facility nearing completion
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new state-of-the-art Elephant facility is having the finishing touches added, with completion set for the end of this year.
Addax calf born 27 November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed yet another Addax calf in the last week of spring with a male Addax calf born 27 November 2014.
Zoo wins at the NSW Toursim Awards
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has won the NSW Tourism Awards for Best Tourist Attraction and Unique Accommodation at the NSW Tourism Awards gala ceremony held in Sydney on Thursday 27 November 2014.
Hippo calf at 11 weeks old
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s female Hippo calf now has a name - Kibibi meaning ‘little lady’ in Swahili. Kibibi is now 11 weeks old and has more than doubled her weight since birth.
Rhino poaching in 2014 a terrible record
Today is a sad day as reports out of South Africa state a record number of rhinos have been poached this year. To date, 1020 rhinos have died at the hands of poachers in South Africa alone, compared to last year when 1004 rhinos were killed.
Elephant barn November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Elephant barn and facility is nearing completion with the construction set to be finished by the end of the year.
Giraffe calf
Summer is here and so are lots of new arrivals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Keepers welcomed the arrival of a Hippo calf in early September and 2014’s second Giraffe calf in late October to the delight of visitors.

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