Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of yet another litter of Meerkat pups that were born on 12 February 2012.
An expert Working Group involving the NSW Ministry of Health and Taronga Zoo met last week to further review the results of screening of staff and zoo animals following the discovery of a chimp with Tuberculosis (TB) last September. They confirmed that tests on over a hundred zoo staff and 160 animals have not identified any people or animals with active TB.
Taronga Zoo is hopping into Amphibian Ark’s Leap Day 2012 event – entitled Leaping Ahead of Extinction: A celebration of good news for amphibians in 2012 – with six active conservation programs for endangered Australian frogs.
Helen Wright has joined the Taronga Foundation as Head of Fundraising and Development.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s veterinary team have received a state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine thanks to the generous donations made by the local community in 2011.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has received $100,000 towards a new overnight wildlife experience from the NSW Government’s $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program.
The Taronga Centre at Taronga Zoo has been named one of Australia’s top three best wedding locations by Australia Vogue Bride.
Zoo and film enthusiasts stand to benefit from today's announcement that Dubbo is set to receive additional funding to the tune of $300,000, courtesy of the NSW Government’s $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program.
A rehabilitated Loggerhead Turtle released off Lord Howe Island will assist researchers with the mysterious migration habits of the endangered species.
About 4000 Green and Golden Bell Frog tadpoles arrived at a new wild home at Woonona today thanks to a joint effort by frog specialist, Dr Arthur White, Taronga Zoo and The Village Building Co.


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