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Platypus released back to the river
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital received a Platypus recently after it was found a little lost at the golf course.
Our Bird Show team is full of stars, but sadly today it is a little less bright as we say farewell to Howard the Barn Owl
Taronga’s primate keepers were very saddened to say goodbye to the Zoo’s much-loved Mueller’s Gibbon, Mary, today.
Brush-tailed Possum being handraised
A Keeper at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is currently hand raising an orphaned Brush-tailed Possum which is estimated to be less than six months old.
Our much-loved pair of Snow Leopards are preparing for their move to Billabong Wildlife Park in Port Macquarie today.
Echidna in care at Wildlife Hospital
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital is currently caring for a male Echidna that was found on the side of the highway after most likely being hit by a car.
Did you know that Taronga Zoo is in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute?
Sometimes our Green Tree Frog, Snozberry, doesn’t think about personal space!
The future for rhinos is looking bleak with official figures released yesterday by South Africa confirming that last year was the worst on record for rhino poaching.
I've been reading my new favourite book, Five Little Platypuses, one of the storybooks we just got in.

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was on the first flight to Dubbo of the new look Taronga Western Plains Zoo plane http://t.co/y9XJdNuCIY
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's animals feature on a new look Qantaslink plane which took to the skies today http://t.co/0UmimmqlXX

Public Notices

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.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.