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Makeba and Zuri heading westMakeba and Zuri heading west
Makeba and Zuri heading west
Makeba and Zuri heading west

In late October, African Lions Makeba and Zuri will be heading west to Perth Zoo where they will take up residency with the aim to commence a…

Posted on 28th September 2018 by Media Relations

Zoo Christmas Gift GuideZoo Christmas Gift Guide
Zoo Christmas Gift Guide
Zoo Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming! With less than three months to go it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for family and friends. There are plenty of…

Posted on 27th September 2018 by Media Relations

Working with RhinosWorking with Rhinos
Working with Rhinos
Working with Rhinos

Training and conditioning is an important part of how we as keepers care for our rhinos here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.

Posted on 25th September 2018 by Media Relations

Cheetah cubs pass health checksCheetah cubs pass health checks
Cheetah cubs pass health checks
Cheetah cubs pass health checks

Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s six Cheetah cubs have been given a clean bill of health from Zoo veterinarians following their recent health check…

Posted on 25th September 2018 by Media Relations

Rare Bongo calf born at Dubbo ZooRare Bongo calf born at Dubbo Zoo
Rare Bongo calf born at Dubbo Zoo
Rare Bongo calf born at Dubbo Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a rare Eastern Bongo calf born in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday 5 September 2018.…

Posted on 25th September 2018 by Media Relations

Happy World Gorilla Day!Happy World Gorilla Day!
Happy World Gorilla Day!

#International Days, #Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Happy World Gorilla Day!

The simple act of recycling your mobile phones could help save these critically endangered primates.

Posted on 24th September 2018 by Media Relations

Zoo Announces Rhino Pregnancy On World Rhino Day EveZoo Announces Rhino Pregnancy On World Rhino Day Eve
Zoo Announces Rhino Pregnancy On World Rhino Day Eve

#Animals, #International Days, #Conservation, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Zoo Announces Rhino Pregnancy On World Rhino Day Eve

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce, on the eve of World Rhino Day, that one of the Zoo’s White Rhinos is expecting!

Posted on 21st September 2018 by Media Relations

What is World Rhino Day all about?What is World Rhino Day all about?
What is World Rhino Day all about?

#Conservation, #International Days, #Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

What is World Rhino Day all about?

All of the world’s rhino species are under threat; and yet we find that a large number of our zoo visitors don’t know there are actually five rhino…

Posted on 18th September 2018 by Media Relations

Conserving Sumatran RhinoConserving Sumatran Rhino
Conserving Sumatran Rhino

#Conservation, #Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Conserving Sumatran Rhino

I had the opportunity to travel to Sumatra and work at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS), thanks to a Taronga Zoo Friends fellowship. Never in my…

Posted on 18th September 2018 by Media Relations

Plains Wanderer finds new home at Dubbo ZooPlains Wanderer finds new home at Dubbo Zoo
Plains Wanderer finds new home at Dubbo Zoo

#Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Plains Wanderer finds new home at Dubbo Zoo

A conservation-breeding program has commenced at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo for the critically endangered Plains-wanderer.

Posted on 07th September 2018 by Media Relations

Taronga Conservation Society hosts world premiereTaronga Conservation Society hosts world premiere
Taronga Conservation Society hosts world premiere

#Community, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga Conservation Society hosts world premiere

Taronga will host the premiere of heart-warming documentary, Ranger to Ranger on September 22.

Posted on 07th September 2018 by Media Relations

Taronga mourns loss of TuktaTaronga mourns loss of Tukta
Taronga mourns loss of Tukta

#Animals, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga mourns loss of Tukta

The Taronga family is devastated by the sudden loss of its beloved female Asian Elephant Tukta.

Posted on 04th September 2018 by Media Relations