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Meet Thumbelina! She’s smaller than your average piglet, but she is embarking on big adventures.
You know pangolin? No? Name doesn’t ring a bell? You’re not alone.
Zebra foals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Spring is a great time to visit the Zoo with lots of new arrivals to see including two Zebra foals.
Since 1996, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) has been working with local indigenous communities and government partners to establish a community conservation area.
Addax calves trio
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has experienced a baby boom in the Addax herd with three calves being born over the past couple of months.
Taronga update on the gradual Introduction of three new females to the group
Iris the companion dog finds a new home
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s companion dog Iris, who helped raise two hand-reared Cheetah cubs, has officially finished her role at the Zoo and been adopted by two zoo keepers, Andrew and Bobby-Jo.
Forests are vital for clean air and water, providing the earth with an ability to breathe and us with a healthy future. They also provide a place that endangered species like Orang-utan, tigers and elephants call home.
Thong Dee stacking tyres
Expectant Asian Elephant, Thong Dee is doing well as she reaches the final months of her pregnancy.
Quokka joey at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Keepers are excited that a Quokka joey has now emerged from its mother’s pouch and is hopping around its exhibit inside the Aussie Walkthrough.

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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.