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Zebra foals
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Zebra herd has grown again following the birth of two foals on 25 November and 4 December 2016.
Solar panels on Savannah Visitor Plaza
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has installed a significant solar panel system on the roof of the Savannah Visitor Plaza this month, to help reduce its energy consumption.
Ring-tailed Lemur twins
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed the birth of two sets of Ring-tailed Lemur twins on 5 and 17 October 2016.
Nature-lovers can have an African safari-style experience without leaving NSW with the official opening of the Savannah Safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo today.
Following the events of the last 48 hours in which Greig Tonkins, a Zoo Keeper at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, was seen on social media punching a Kangaroo following an attempt to free his dog from its hold, Taronga has been inundated with concern for Mr Tonkins as well as enquiries regarding Taronga’s position on the events.
Sabai the Asian Elephant calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s male Asian Elephant calf has been officially named ‘Sabai’ meaning peaceful, happiness, relaxed or comfortable in Thai.
NSW Tourism Awards 2016
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has won a golden double at the NSW Tourism Awards gala ceremony held last night in Sydney, taking out top honours in two categories.
Barbary Sheep lambs
Over the past three months Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a baby boom in the Eland and Barbary Sheep herds!
Since the birth of Dubbo's first ever elephant calf, who continues to do really well in his first few weeks, both his mum, Thong Dee and aunty, Porntip have displayed tremendous maternal instincts in caring for and doting on him.
Jelani and Siri
Siri and Jelani, our two hand-raised cheetah cubs, are now 18 and 12 months old respectively, and live together at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

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