Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
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 Kufara
Keepers are excited to see Black Rhinoceros Kufara’s pregnancy approaching the end of her gestation.
World Water Month 2017
Last week 200 Geography students from St Johns College, Dubbo visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo across two days as part of World Water Month, learning about our local ecosystem through various water based activities run by the NSW Department Primary Industries Fisheries and Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Historic image of African Elephants at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Rebecca the Elephant keeper reflects on the history of African Elephants over the 40 years at Taronga Western Plains Zoo as well as Cuddles the last African Elephant at the Zoo who has been at the Zoo since 1977.
Lion cubs on exhibit - March 2017
The Lion cubs are continuing to develop and progress well under the watchful eye of mother, Maya. Recently keepers have been working on introducing the two female sub-adults back into the pride.
Bees are nature’s superheroes and honey has mind-blowing super powers! Beehives hold a treasure chest of miraculous ‘bee-haviour’ and that is why Taronga Zoo with the help of Burt’s Bees wants to invite you in to the secret life of bees with the addition of our new observation hive at Backyard to Bush.
Researchers from Taronga and the University of NSW are looking for participants to take part in a new research project about visitor experiences at zoos.
Reproductive Biologist storing coral samples
For the sixth year running Taronga Western Plains Zoo has played a pivotal role in the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef storing coral sperm samples in the frozen zoo in Dubbo.
Quokka joey
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the emergence of a Quokka joey from its mother’s pouch recently.
This summer has been one of the hottest in recent memory with temperatures soaring in Sydney, a fact that isn’t lost on Taronga’s elephants and their keepers.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.