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African Wild Dog populations have dwindled rapidly in recent times due to habitat loss, disease and poaching activities, leaving only 3000-5000 remaining in the wild. This is a scary statistic!
It’s all hands on deck at Taronga Zoo as keepers prepare for the birth of an Asian Elephant. Here’s keeper Tim on how Taronga’s staff—and the elephants—are getting ready for the big moment.
With the much-anticipated birth of Pak Boon’s second calf getting closer, there is one important factor that hasn’t received as much attention – and his name is Gung.
Sabai now six months old
Today marks a big milestone for Sabai the Asian Elephant calf, he is now six months old!
Ever had an idea that could change the world? Taronga Conservation Society Australia is offering up to $50,000 for innovative conservation ideas and inventions that will help protect our wildlife and help secure a sustainable future for our planet.
Injured Echidna receiving check up from Zoo's veterinary staff
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital has been caring for a sub-adult Echidna for the past six weeks that was found in an abandoned mine shaft near Stuart Town
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.
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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.
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.

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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.