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Refurbished Tiger exhibit reopens

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.

Interview with Andrew Elphinstone

Manager Conservation and Recovery Programs Wildlife, Conservation and Science

Bunnies vs. Bilbies: whose side will you take in the big Easter bout

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.

New homes for native wildlife

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.

Little bird is a big deal

In big news for a tiny bird species, two Plains-wanderer chicks have hatched at Taronga.

Taronga celebrates Sustainable Seafood Day

Join us in celebrating Sustainable Seafood Day this Friday, 31 March and share the love for the fisheries, brands and people who help keep our oceans teeming with life.

Ring-tailed Lemur babies learning to climb

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.

Corroboree frog habitat trial is a hop in the right direction

More than 300 Southern Corroboree Frogs were released into remote enclosures in Kosciuszko National Park last week as part of a massive effort to save this critically endangered species.

Black Rhino birth approaching

Black Rhino Kufara
Keepers are excited to see Black Rhinoceros Kufara’s pregnancy approaching the end of her gestation.

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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.