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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.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful Short-beaked Echidna births in nearly 30 years, with keepers monitoring the progress of three healthy echidna puggles.
An endangered Green Turtle returned to the ocean today, nearly four months after losing a flipper to a life-threatening fishing line injury.
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.
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).
Bellinger River Snapping Turtles have been observed mating in their new home at Taronga Zoo, giving hope to researchers working to save the critically endangered species from extinction.
Rajah turns one
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s first Greater One-horned Rhino calf, Rajah celebrates his first birthday today.
30 years of volunteering
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating 30 years of volunteering, with a special morning tea today to mark this significant milestone and thank the Zoo’s many volunteers for their years of service.

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