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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is the only Zoo in Australia to hold the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros.
Spring is in the air at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with staff welcoming five Zoo babies recently.
One of our keepers has said 'goodbye' to Taronga and 'hello' to Christmas Island to work with two struggling Australian animals. Read about her Christmas Island adventures.
With World Rhino Day approaching, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the ongoing success of the Black Rhino breeding program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and its contribution to the conservation of this marvellous species.
World Rhino Day started in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for the plight of all Rhino species in the world.
The Zoos and in particular the Australian Shark Attack File will remember Ron Taylor for his support of shark conservation over the last 40 years. He was a kind and generous man who had wealth of knowledge that he readily shared. He was a pioneer and a craftsman in the field of underwater film making in Australia.
Environmental enrichment plays a crucial role in the day to day activities of our animals and on the primate division keepers are always trying to come up with new challenges for the animals they care for. Last week we had a helping hand from Abbotsford Long Day Care Centre children who donated some of their old playground toys to the gorilla group.
Magpies have started to appear in the news with stories about swooping on pedestrians and bike riders. It’s not because they’re aggressive but they’re just being protective of their nestlings and not all of them do it.
The 27th of August marked the first birthday of Taronga’s three tiger cubs, Kembali, Sakti, and their sister Kartika.
Cockroaches, spiders, bugs – they all live at the Backyard to Bush exhibit. Along with Taronga’s koalas and kangaroos, these incredible invertebrate animals are given pride of place.

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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.