Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Coming soon to the Zoo - Wild Herds

Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s biggest investment in an animal exhibit to date, Lion Pride Lands, officially opened at Easter, and continues to prove popular with locals and travellers alike. But there’s more in store for visitors to enjoy this year, with yet another exciting precinct and the Zoo’s newest development ‘Wild Herds’, opening in June.

Join the Compost Revolution

This International Compost Awareness Week, buy discounted composting products and help Taronga fight extinction.

‘Treasured son’ arrives - Otter pup birth

Zoo keepers and staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted with the special arrival of an Oriental Small-clawed Otter pup, born on 20 February 2018!

Porntip pregnancy update

Elephants have the longest gestation period of any land animal at 22 months. And with just over two months left until her due date in July 2018, Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s pregnant Asian Elephant cow, Porntip, is on the home run.

Motorists can save Australian wildlife on the road

Motorists on the road during the autumn school holidays can help save Australian wildlife with some simple planning.

Inviting native wildlife to the Sanctuary

Dying and decaying large limbs and old trees are homes for wildlife and a source of food for insects, which in turn feed other species.

Choose the Bilby this Easter

The Greater Bilby is one of Australia’s iconic animals. But unlike the kangaroo or koala, you’d count yourself very lucky if you ever saw one in the wild. The Bilby once occupied vast areas across the Australian mainland but there’s been a significant decline over the last 200 years—and population numbers continue to decrease.

Wild about sustainable seafood: Keeper Elio

Elio Bombonato, Taronga Zoo Sydney's Marine Mammals Precinct Manager tells us how we can enjoy sustainable seafood

When I’m 64

The oldest male animal at Taronga Zoo Sydney turns 64 years old! What could it be?

Sustainable Seafood Week

Are you wild about seafood? Get a taste for sustainable seafood this week at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

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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.