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Dubbo Zoo ready to reopenDubbo Zoo ready to reopen
Dubbo Zoo ready to reopen
Dubbo Zoo ready to reopen

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo has been a hive of activity as it prepares to reopen its gates on Monday 1 June 2020, welcoming guests back once…

Posted on 29th May 2020 by Media Relations

Rare chicks receive clean bill of healthRare chicks receive clean bill of health
Rare chicks receive clean bill of health

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Rare chicks receive clean bill of health

Two rare Plains-wanderer chicks at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo received a clean bill of health from the Zoo’s veterinarian at their first…

Posted on 15th May 2020 by Media Relations

Five Otter pups born at DubboFive Otter pups born at Dubbo
Five Otter pups born at Dubbo

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Five Otter pups born at Dubbo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed the birth of five Oriental Small-clawed Otter pups to mum, Jafar and dad, Harry on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

Posted on 08th May 2020 by Media Relations

Male Hippo calf welcomed at Dubbo ZooMale Hippo calf welcomed at Dubbo Zoo
Male Hippo calf welcomed at Dubbo Zoo

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Male Hippo calf welcomed at Dubbo Zoo

Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the safe arrival of a male Hippopotamus calf, born in the early hours of the morning on…

Posted on 04th May 2020 by Media Relations

Breeding success for rare Australian birdBreeding success for rare Australian bird
Breeding success for rare Australian bird

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Breeding success for rare Australian bird

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed two critically endangered Plains-wanderer chicks that hatched on 8 March 2020. The chicks are the first born…

Posted on 04th May 2020 by Media Relations

Greater Bilby baby boom in DubboGreater Bilby baby boom in Dubbo
Greater Bilby baby boom in Dubbo

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Greater Bilby baby boom in Dubbo

It’s a Greater Bilby baby boom at the Taronga Sanctuary in Dubbo, with 19 joeys born to the conservation breeding program since it commenced in mid-…

Posted on 04th May 2020 by Media Relations

Taronga Conservation Society Australia still in operationTaronga Conservation Society Australia still in operation
Taronga Conservation Society Australia still in operation

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Taronga Conservation Society Australia still in operation

With the temporary closure of Taronga’s properties, the Taronga Foundation will continue to fundraise during to ensure Taronga can continue operating…

Posted on 25th March 2020 by Media Relations

Baby boom for the Bellinger River Snapping TurtleBaby boom for the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle
Baby boom for the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle

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Baby boom for the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle

35 critically endangered Bellinger River Snapping Turtles have hatched at Taronga's breeding facility this year.

Posted on 16th March 2020 by Media Relations

Celebrate sustainable seafood weekCelebrate sustainable seafood week
Celebrate sustainable seafood week

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Celebrate sustainable seafood week

Even though the situation is critical, as consumers, we have the power to help create a future full of fish for everyone.

Posted on 04th March 2020 by Media Relations

Innovation and community engagement to address plasticsInnovation and community engagement to address plastics
Innovation and community engagement to address plastics

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Innovation and community engagement to address plastics

While the challenges posed by plastics are significant, there are also great opportunities to capitalise on new ideas and solutions.

Posted on 04th March 2020 by Media Relations

Innovation tackling the illegal wildlife tradeInnovation tackling the illegal wildlife trade
Innovation tackling the illegal wildlife trade

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Innovation tackling the illegal wildlife trade

At current estimates, the illegal wildlife crime is worth US$23 billion a year. But what if harnessing the power of technology and innovation offers…

Posted on 04th March 2020 by Media Relations

Regent Honeyeaters first health check at DubboRegent Honeyeaters first health check at Dubbo
Regent Honeyeaters first health check at Dubbo

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Regent Honeyeaters first health check at Dubbo

It was a health check of a different kind as some of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s smallest residents, eight Regent Honeyeaters, had their first…

Posted on 27th February 2020 by Media Relations