To celebrate National Tree Day, staff and volunteers from Taronga Western Plains Zoo came together in July to plant 220 trees in a behind the scenes area near the Black Rhinos.
National Tree Day is a great opportunity to do something positive for the local environment and to reconnect with nature.
Once established the zoo’s new trees will provide food for the Black Rhinos, which are a browsing species, meaning they eat leaves and branches. The plantation will also provide food and habitat for native birds in the area.
The region is home to hundreds of bird species and by planting native tree and shrubs in your backyard you can help protect these native birds as well as attract them to your garden.