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A silent extinctionA silent extinction
A silent extinction

#Animals, #Conservation, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

A silent extinction

Giraffe are currently going through what is being called the silent extinction. But what is a silent extinction?

Posted on 20th June 2019 by Media Relations

Giraffe calf trio reaching new heightsGiraffe calf trio reaching new heights
Giraffe calf trio reaching new heights

#Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Giraffe calf trio reaching new heights

Taronga Western Plains Zoo's three Giraffe calves are now between 3 - 6 months old and whilst they still rely on their mum's milk they are…

Posted on 20th June 2019 by Media Relations

Changing of the guardChanging of the guard
Changing of the guard

#Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Changing of the guard

There is a changing of the guard at the Giraffe breeding herd with resident breeding male Unnami soon to be heading into retirement.

Posted on 18th June 2019 by Media Relations

Asian Elephant calf receives birthday blessingAsian Elephant calf receives birthday blessing
Asian Elephant calf receives birthday blessing

#Conservation, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Asian Elephant calf receives birthday blessing

Taronga Western Plains Zoo will celebrate Asian Elephant calf Kanlaya’s first birthday today with a special ceremony celebrating her Thai heritage.

Posted on 14th June 2019 by Media Relations

Zoo launches ‘Litter Free Rivers’ campaignZoo launches ‘Litter Free Rivers’ campaign
Zoo launches ‘Litter Free Rivers’ campaign

#Act for the Wild, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Zoo launches ‘Litter Free Rivers’ campaign

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is encouraging local businesses and schools to join the Litter Free Rivers campaign and reduce plastic pollution in the…

Posted on 13th June 2019 by Media Relations

Reflecting on Kanlaya’s first yearReflecting on Kanlaya’s first year
Reflecting on Kanlaya’s first year

#Conservation, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Reflecting on Kanlaya’s first year

Elephant Keeper Joel Kerr reflects on the past year of watching Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Asian Elephant calf, Kanlaya grow and develop.

Posted on 11th June 2019 by Media Relations

Cheetah cubs turn oneCheetah cubs turn one
Cheetah cubs turn one

#Conservation, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Cheetah cubs turn one

On Thursday 6 June the Zoo’s six Cheetah cubs turn one! The cubs have been growing quickly and becoming more and more independent. They still like to…

Posted on 31st May 2019 by Media Relations

Students help to protect Plains-WandererStudents help to protect Plains-Wanderer
Students help to protect Plains-Wanderer

#Conservation, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Students help to protect Plains-Wanderer

Learning about the native Plains-wanderer has been the key focus for over 60 students who recently commenced Project Plains-wanderer at Taronga…

Posted on 30th May 2019 by Media Relations

New Lions at Pride LandsNew Lions at Pride Lands
New Lions at Pride Lands
New Lions at Pride Lands

Taronga Western Plains Zoo last year welcomed three new lions to Dubbo from San Diego Zoo in the United States and Monarto Zoo, South Australia. The…

Posted on 30th May 2019 by Media Relations

A home among the gum treesA home among the gum trees
A home among the gum trees

#Conservation

A home among the gum trees

Each Koala Encounter purchased at Taronga is helping to fund habitat restoration for this iconic species.

Posted on 30th May 2019 by Media Relations

Orphaned ringtail joey finds a surrogate mumOrphaned ringtail joey finds a surrogate mum
Orphaned ringtail joey finds a surrogate mum

#Conservation, #Sydney Wildlife Hospital, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Orphaned ringtail joey finds a surrogate mum

An adorable ringtail possum joey is rehabilitated at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital in Sydney.

Posted on 29th May 2019 by Media Relations

Treading lightly this VividTreading lightly this Vivid
Treading lightly this Vivid

#Events, #Sustainability, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Treading lightly this Vivid

So to help you enjoy yourself and help protect the wild creatures with which we share this planet at the same time, we are proud share our…

Posted on 23rd May 2019 by Media Relations