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Injured Echidna receiving check up from Zoo's veterinary staff
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital has been caring for a sub-adult Echidna for the past six weeks that was found in an abandoned mine shaft near Stuart Town
Sumatran Tiger
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has spent a large part of the past year refurbishing one of the Sumatran Tiger exhibits which has now been re-opened for visitors to enjoy.
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In the fight for survival, the Bilby is almost on the ropes. Here’s what’s being done to save this iconic Australian animal and why you should be in the Bilby’s corner this Easter.
Keeper Mark O'Riordan assisting with installing nest boxes
The Taronga Western Plains Zoo team has been busy installing nest boxes around the Zoo over the past week to provide areas for mammals and birds to nest.
In big news for a tiny bird species, two Plains-wanderer chicks have hatched at Taronga.
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Faewell Cuddles
Ring-tailed Lemur babies climbing
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Ring-tailed Lemur babies are almost six months old and continuing to grow and develop well under the watchful eye of their mothers.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.