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Otter pup starts to explore after lifesaving birth

A tiny otter pup has begun to venture outside its nest at Taronga Zoo after being delivered in a lifesaving caesarean birth.

It's a girl! Zoo welcomes Black Rhino calf in Dubbo

Black Rhino calf born April 2017
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a female Southern Black Rhino calf, born Tuesday 11 April 2017.

Zoo expecting second Asian Elephant calf

Porntip the Asian Elephant
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce that Asian Elephant Porntip is pregnant and expecting her second calf in July 2018.

Cheetah cubs make debut in Dubbo

Cheetah cubs make public debut in Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s three Cheetah cubs along with their mother Kyan will make their media debut today on exhibit.

See wild arrivals these school holidays

Lion cubs on exhibit - March 2017
This autumn see wild new arrivals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo including four African Lion cubs, three Cheetah cubs, four Ring-tailed Lemur babies, Asian Elephant calf Sabai and most recent arrival, a Przewalski’s Horse foal.

ZOO MOURNS PASSING OF LAST AFRICAN ELEPHANT IN AUSTRALIA

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is deeply saddened to announce this morning’s passing of elderly African Elephant, Cuddles, the Zoo’s longest residing animal and the last African Elephant in Australia.

Rare Pygmy Hippo calf makes a splash at Taronga

Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of an endangered Pygmy Hippo calf, the first born at the Zoo in nearly seven years.

Zoo welcomes Przewalski's Horse foal

Przewalski's Horse foal born 22 February 2017
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited by the arrival of a female Przewalski’s Horse foal born on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Students GoMAD for the environment at the Zoo

GoMAD Challenge 2017
Over 50 high school students from more than 10 schools across the Central West will converge on Taronga Western Plains Zoo today for the GoMAD Challenge and Youth Enviro Forum.

Huge hope for tiny turtles

The conservation effort to save the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle from extinction has received a huge boost after 21 tiny turtles hatched as part of a NSW Government captive breeding program, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said today.

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Phone: (02) 9978 4606
Email: tzpr@zoo.nsw.gov.au

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Phone: (02) 6881 1400
Email: wpz@zoo.nsw.gov.au

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