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Taronga Western Plains Zoo has been announced as a finalist in the NSW Tourism Awards for Best Tourist Attraction!
Sixty five million years ago a cataclysmic event changed the earth forever and dinosaurs couldn’t adapt fast enough to the new environment they found themselves in. While it wasn’t instantaneous, these incredible prehistoric creatures died out, and now we can only marvel at what they would have been like in the flesh.
I had a Spotted Deer in my viewfinder. It seemed totally unaware of my presence, or the fact that it was being watched by someone armed with powerful modern technology.
After being extinct for 65 million years, dinosaurs have stomped into Taronga Zoo and are taking over the place!
Spring has definitely sprung at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with two Barbary Sheep lambs and nine Blackbuck fawns born during the past month!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Wildlife Hospital recently received a Brown Falcon from a WIRES carer, that sadly had a gun shot wound.
Lazarus the Lion completes quarantine period and will now settle in behind the scenes cefore beginning to explore the his new home.
Taronga’s Asian Elephant calves (L-R): Luk Chai, 3 y.o. and 1272kg, Pathi Harn, two and half y.o and 1034kg , and Tukta, nearly 2 y.o and 932kg take a break together. That’s a huge 3.2 tonnes of elephant calves on one log!
Some of our animals have been immortalized on Australia Post stamps to celebrate Australian Zoos and Stamp Collecting Month!
“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” Whilst ‘Parum’ our Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is a way off from accomplishing these feats, since moving to his new enclosure with female, ‘Salsa’ earlier this year, Parum certainly is looking fit, and may soon give Superman a run for his money.

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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.