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.
Elephant calf at bath time in Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Elephant calf is progressing well over his first two weeks.
Elephant calf has first bath
Our elephant calf has experienced a lot of firsts in past week, including his first bath.
Elephant calf on exhibit in Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Asian Elephant calf will make his public debut today alongside mother Thong Dee and aunty Porntip in Dubbo.
Male elephant calf in Dubbo
Read Elephant Keeper Bobby-Jo's account of witnessing the birth of the elephant calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Elephant calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Taronga is thrilled to announce the birth of the first Asian Elephant calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.
Accommodation success
The accolades are continuing to roll in for Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s overnight experiences, with Zoofari Lodge receiving two gongs in the LUX 2016 Hotel and Spa Awards for Best Contemporary Zoofari Retreat (Australia) and Best Experience Accommodation (NSW).
Thong Dee being monitored by vet
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s expectant Asian Elephant, Thong Dee is continuing to do well as she reaches the final stage of her pregnancy.
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
Recently a group of staff and volunteers from Taronga Western Plains Zoo participated in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count which involved heading into the Zoo grounds to count native birds.

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