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Sabai at six weeks old
At six weeks old and weighing in at 172kgs, Sabai our Elephant calf is definitely growing. His birth weight was 101kg.
Kamari turns one
It’s a special day for one of Taronga Western Plains Zoo residents - Kamari, our Southern White Rhino turns one today!
Vulture Research in Africa
Recently we received letters from students from a local primary school wanting to know what Taronga does with all of its animal poo.
This photo of our largest male Tahr has earned him the nickname ‘Sexy Tahr’.
In this video, Divisional Manager and bee enthusiast Elle Bombanato as well as Supervisor Simon Brown walk us through a typical hive inspection.
A brief chat with Squirrel Monkey Keeper Renae Robinson
At 25 years old, Ralph has lived well beyond the average life span for his species.
Taronga’s six-year-old Giraffe, Kitoto, will embark on an epic journey across Australia on Monday, moving to a new home at Perth Zoo to play an important role in the Australasian breeding program for her species.
Barbary Sheep lambs
Over the past three months Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a baby boom in the Eland and Barbary Sheep herds!

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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.