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Zoo sees double with two sets of Ring-tailed Lemur twins

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.

African Safari Experience Comes to Regional NSW

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.

Taronga Statement

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.

Dubbo's Elephant calf named 'Sabai'

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.

Zoo gold rush at NSW Tourism Awards

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 celebrates first echidna births in 29 years

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.

Endangered turtle returns to the wild after lifesaving care

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 makes public debut in Dubbo

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.

It's a boy! First Elephant calf born 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.

More accolades for Zoo's overnight experiences

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).

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Taronga Zoo, Media Relations
Phone: (02) 9978 4606
Email: tzpr@zoo.nsw.gov.au

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Media Relations
Phone: (02) 6881 1400
Email: wpz@zoo.nsw.gov.au

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