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Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

Watch the Video
Enjoy Christmas lunch without any effort this year at Bakhita’s Cafe. Sit back to a delicious lunch menu overlooking the beautiful Savannah Lake while you watch the Primates play.
Elephant calf has first bath
Our elephant calf has experienced a lot of firsts in past week, including his first bath.
Elephant calf on exhibit in Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Asian Elephant calf will make his public debut today alongside mother Thong Dee and aunty Porntip in Dubbo.

Zoo Event - World Rhino Day (22 September 2017)

World Rhino Day

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is an ambassador for Rhino Conservation and our history is closely linked to the aim of successfully breeding these majestic animals in captivity. Come and celebrate this day with our iconic Rhinos and learn more about our efforts to reduce the illegal trade in Rhino horn. The day includes a special workshop and keeper talks focussing on our Rhino species-Black Rhino, White Rhino and Greater One-Horned Rhino.


Stage/age Targeted

This program is suitable for students of all ages.

Zoo Event - Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week


Reconciliation Week is a time for the nation to recognise the significant milestones in its reconciliation journey. 

Make reconciliation part of your students' story by getting involved in some of the Zoo's National Reconciliation Week events and workshops.

Stage/age Targeted

This program is suitable for all students


29th May-2nd June

Zoo Event - World Toilet Day (17 November 2017)


World Toilet Day

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals, which include a target to provide every human with access to toilets by 2030. How can we reach this goal and what are other organisations doing to help? Bring your toilet humour the Zoo and learn to love your loo! Workshops include learning about water treatment at the Zoo, wetlands as habitat and exciting information about the private life of some of our animals!


Stage/age Targeted

This program is suitable for students in years 3-10