Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Keeper Imogen explains why Taronga’s Short-beaked Echidna breeding program is so special, and the bizarre mating ritual she is watching for.
Jai Dee is growing in confidence, learning to swim and eat. Keeper Gabe tells us which foods Jai Dee is starting to try and just how many muscles he is learning to control in his trunk!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of two healthy Addax calves, born in late June.
TWPZ Keeper Bobby-Jo Clow tells of her two-week Fellowship with Conservation South Luangwa.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s four male Lion cubs are nearing eight months of age, and are displaying their boisterous, active personalities more than ever.
Five healthy Eland calves were born in the past two weeks, which marks the start of calving season for this antelope species at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Matthew Fuller has resigned from the position of Director after more than 12 years of service to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s five-week old hippo calf now has a name - Kendi - announced at the Zoo this morning by the Today Show!
Essential information for tomorrow’s Today Show broadcast at the Zoo.
Thanks to a Zoo Friends fellowship, Taronga Western Plains Zoo Keeper, Nerida Taylor, travelled to Sumatra in May 2017 to meet and work with Sumatran Rhinos. She found she had to pinch herself a number of times to check that she wasn’t imagining where she was.

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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.