Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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The Tasmanian Devil keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are proud to announce the much anticipated arrival of two young Tasmanian Devil joeys.
Our researchers along with Macquarie University have been working with wild Fur Seals on the picturesque Montegue Island.
This week Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrated National Science Week with special workshops for schools all about reproduction.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Zebra foal is growing and developing well under the watchful eye of her mother.
One of our Zoo Keepers recently got back from Rinca Island where he worked with wild Komodo Dragons, the world's largest land lizard. Find out more about his adventures with the Komodo Dragon Survival Program.
Some of our Zoo Keepers are enjoying a sea change on Lord Howe Island! Find out why they're currently calling this island home.
Our old female Asian Elephants, Burma and Gigi, are continuing to be great companions for each other and enjoy spending their days together sharing a paddock at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Kibabu, our majestic Silverback, holds a special place in the hearts of many ...not least of all his dedicated keepers who have cared for him since he arrived in 1996. As a way of farewelling this extraordinary Taronga family member, the keepers have shared a few of their special memories and insights about Kibabu.
Tapirs are found across South and Central America and Asia. They play a critical role in seed dispersal and nutrient recycling, but most species of tapir are vulnerable to extinction. Taronga supports a conservation initiative run by Tapir “Guru”, Dr. Pati Medici. In May this year our Tapir Keeper, Justine was awarded a fellowship to work with Pati.
Visitors to Taronga Western Plains Zoo have made a difference for the elephants, giraffe and endangered African Wild Dogs of Northern Kenya, simply by buying stunning beaded giftware from our Beads for Wildlife campaign.

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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.