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Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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GoMAD Challenge 2017
Over 50 high school students from more than 10 schools across the Central West will converge on Taronga Western Plains Zoo today for the GoMAD Challenge and Youth Enviro Forum.
Historic image of African Elephants at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Rebecca the Elephant keeper reflects on the history of African Elephants over the 40 years at Taronga Western Plains Zoo as well as Cuddles the last African Elephant at the Zoo who has been at the Zoo since 1977.
Lion cubs on exhibit - March 2017
The Lion cubs are continuing to develop and progress well under the watchful eye of mother, Maya. Recently keepers have been working on introducing the two female sub-adults back into the pride.
Happy birthday to the Zoo! Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is celebrating its 40th birthday today, having officially opened on 28 February 1977.
On the eve of its 40th birthday, Taronga Western Plains Zoo can lay claim to the title ‘Home of the best unique accommodation in Australia’. Again!
Reproductive Biologist storing coral samples
For the sixth year running Taronga Western Plains Zoo has played a pivotal role in the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef storing coral sperm samples in the frozen zoo in Dubbo.

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