Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Join us in celebrating Sustainable Seafood Day this Friday, 31 March and share the love for the fisheries, brands and people who help keep our oceans teeming with life.
Farewell Cuddles
Ring-tailed Lemur babies climbing
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Ring-tailed Lemur babies are almost six months old and continuing to grow and develop well under the watchful eye of their mothers.
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.

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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.