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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is once again a finalist in the tourist attraction and unique accommodation categories at the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards to be held in Sydney on 24 November.
Our two newest Meerkat pups have names, Ntombi and Xolani.
Ruby the Red Kangaroo takes togetherness too far
Today was weigh-in day for our Cotton Top Tamarins
Shoulder to Shoulder - the final day
Shoulder to Shoulder - from country to city
Over the past few days we have travelled from Denman through Wollombi and Kulnara, then across the Hawkesbury and onto Manly.
Shoulder to Shoulder - day eight
It’s day eight of the Shoulder to Shoulder journey and we have experienced our first wet, rainy day of walking. Over the past few days we have passed through and camped at Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve, ‘Hilview’ Bylong, Kerrabee Homestead and we have now arrived in Denman.
Milawa the Koala joey
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo spotted a second Koala joey emerging from its mother’s pouch this month.
Kibibi turns two
There was a cause for celebration this month as Kibibi, the ‘not so little’ Hippo calf turned two.
Tukta was the last calf born at Taronga Zoo almost 6 years ago, but that will soon change.

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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.