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Elephant calf has first bath
Our elephant calf has experienced a lot of firsts in past week, including his first bath.
Male elephant calf in Dubbo
Read Elephant Keeper Bobby-Jo's account of witnessing the birth of the elephant calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
10 Port Jackson Sharks have been re-released into Sydney harbour
Warmer weather means more outdoor fun for the elephant herd at Taronga Zoo. Being very social animals, elephants interact with each other in many different ways ranging from eating together to swimming and playing in their pools.
Thong Dee being monitored by vet
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s expectant Asian Elephant, Thong Dee is continuing to do well as she reaches the final stage of her pregnancy.
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
Recently a group of staff and volunteers from Taronga Western Plains Zoo participated in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count which involved heading into the Zoo grounds to count native birds.
Taronga will get in the spooky spirit this weekend, hosting its 2nd annual “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween Spooktacular!
Eland calves at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Eland herd is experiencing a baby boom with 10 calves born over the past two months.
No this isn't a photo of a two tailed possum – it's Atticus the Ringtail Possum with his twin sister Gabriella hiding underneath!
Zoofari Lodge Interior
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is once again a finalist in the tourist attraction and unique accommodation categories at the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards to be held in Sydney on 24 November.

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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.