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Taronga Zoo’s Meerkat mob continues to grow, with keepers celebrating the birth of the first litter of playful pups this year.
Our Bongo breeding program has been given an exciting boost! We will soon be introducing a new female, Maisha, to the Zoo’s male Bongo for mating.
Scientists at Taronga are studying sharks like never before.
We have kicked off development for a 110-hectare breeding sanctuary for the Greater Bilby here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo!
There’s a jam-packed agenda for Zoo Adventures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo these Spring holidays!
Taronga Zoo is thrilled to announce the pregnancy of our Australian Sea-Lion, Lexie.
Back in March this year, Taronga Zoo took in five Green Sea Turtles who had all been orphaned and found washed up on Sydney beaches around the time of heavy storms early in the year.
Animal urine has a number of uses around the world. But here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, we use it as part of our olfactory enrichment activities – an excitement of the senses for our animals!
On 25 August 2017 our 11 African Wild Dog pups will turn one year old! By Keeper Genevieve Peel
One of the Zoo’s three eight-month-old Cheetah cubs, Zahara, is recovering well following specialist surgery on her left hind leg.

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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.