The African elephants were amongst the first animals to arrive ahead of the Zoo’s opening in 1977.
A giraffe bound for Dubbo in the 1970s.
Giraffe waiting to be unloaded at its new home, Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The Zoo has a very successful breeding program for this species, with over 30 calves born to date.
The Hippos were some of the earliest animal arrivals at the Zoo.
NSW Governor Sir Roden Cutler officially opened the Zoo on 28 February 1977.
A zebra is unloaded into its new home.
Very early image of visitors in the Zoo, with Guide on horseback! Giraffes are still in this exhibit today, and its’ one of the best known exhibits in the Zoo.
Some of the Zoo’s earliest Cheetah residents. This exhibit is still home to Cheetah today, with a recent litter of cubs about to go on display.
The Zoo has long been associated with rhinos. Here is one of the first White Rhino calves born at the Zoo.
The Zoo’s front entry in the early 1980s.