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Raise your trunks! Dubbo's Elephant calf has a nameRaise your trunks! Dubbo's Elephant calf has a name
Raise your trunks! Dubbo's Elephant calf has a name

#Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Raise your trunks! Dubbo's Elephant calf has a name

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is thrilled to announce the name ‘Kanlaya’ has been chosen for the now one-month-old female Asian Elephant calf

Posted on 17th July 2018 by Media Relations

Happy World Chimpanzee DayHappy World Chimpanzee Day
Happy World Chimpanzee Day

#International Days, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Happy World Chimpanzee Day

On 1 July 1960 a female Chimpanzee was born at Taronga Zoo. This female became known as Spitter, and was the first mother-raised infant at Taronga.

Posted on 13th July 2018 by Media Relations

Spider Monkey babies growing upSpider Monkey babies growing up
Spider Monkey babies growing up

#Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Spider Monkey babies growing up

Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Black-handed Spider Monkey babies are growing and developing rapidly.

Posted on 12th July 2018 by Media Relations

Keeper helping Giraffe in the wildKeeper helping Giraffe in the wild
Keeper helping Giraffe in the wild

#Conservation, #Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Keeper helping Giraffe in the wild

Keeper Lachlan McFeeters volunteered his time to assist with field work for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Uganda.

Posted on 11th July 2018 by Media Relations

Taronga helps rally support for pangolins in NepalTaronga helps rally support for pangolins in Nepal
Taronga helps rally support for pangolins in Nepal
Taronga helps rally support for pangolins in Nepal

As one of Taronga’s legacy species, pangolins are close to our hearts. Found in Africa and Asia, they’re highly sought after for their scales and…

Posted on 11th July 2018 by Media Relations

Witnessing the Elephant calf birthWitnessing the Elephant calf birth
Witnessing the Elephant calf birth

#Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Witnessing the Elephant calf birth

We knew the birth was imminent as we’d received results from a blood test indicating Thong Dee’s progesterone levels had dropped to what we call…

Posted on 06th July 2018 by Media Relations

Taronga returns gentle giant to Sydney harbourTaronga returns gentle giant to Sydney harbour
Taronga returns gentle giant to Sydney harbour

#Conservation, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga returns gentle giant to Sydney harbour

Taronga has released a 100kg rehabilitated male Green Turtle named Jervis and a small Green Turtle named Wanda just outside of Sydney Heads in Sydney…

Posted on 05th July 2018 by Media Relations

Join us at the NAIDOC fun dayJoin us at the NAIDOC fun day
Join us at the NAIDOC fun day

#Get Involved, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Join us at the NAIDOC fun day

Saturday 14 July marks Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s seventh annual NAIDOC Fun Day event, and there is plenty to see and do this year!

Posted on 05th July 2018 by Media Relations

New Wild Herds exhibit opensNew Wild Herds exhibit opens
New Wild Herds exhibit opens
New Wild Herds exhibit opens

An exciting new exhibit called ‘Wild Herds’ will officially open at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo today.

Posted on 03rd July 2018 by Media Relations

World Meerkat Day is bornWorld Meerkat Day is born
World Meerkat Day is born

#International Days, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

World Meerkat Day is born

Meerkats are one of the most popular animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and today even more so as World Meerkat Day is held for the first time.

Posted on 03rd July 2018 by Media Relations

Make a pledge this Plastic-Free JulyMake a pledge this Plastic-Free July
Make a pledge this Plastic-Free July

#Sustainability, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Make a pledge this Plastic-Free July

Plastic Free July, is a month long challenge designed to reduce the amount of waste each of us contribute to the environment.

Posted on 02nd July 2018 by Media Relations