Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Asian Elephant bull, Gung, has well and truly settled in at his new home at Taronga Western Plains Zoo since arriving from Taronga Zoo Sydney in late January 2018.
The Zoo is now home to a breeding group of 10 Australian Miniature Goats that will soon be moved to the new African Lion Pride Lands exhibit!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we have compiled a list of just a few of the most committed animal couples.
So you recycle, use a reusable coffee cup and say “no” to straws, but what else can we do to live and promote sustainability?
Keepers have announced a brand new name for a Black-handed Spider Monkey baby, born at the Zoo on 9 October 2017!
As construction of African Lions Pride Lands nears completion, TWPZ Keepers are preparing the pride of eight African Lions for the big move to their new exhibit!
Help Taronga create a safe Sanctuary for the Bilby.
With the support of Taronga, scientists are discovering the secrets of Vultures in Tanzania.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital delivers veterinary care for a vast range of animals and the Hospital recently treated a most impressive visitor.
Gung will soon leave Sydney to start a new life at Taronga Western Plains

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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.