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Latest news: Zoo

CW steps behind the scenes at the National Zoo & Aquarium

This week marked International Zookeeper Day (4 October) and CW was invited to Canberra’s own National Zoo & Aquarium to see what a day in the life of a zookeeper looks like.

Baby white rhino a big bundle of joy for Dubbo keepers

An Australian zoo is celebrating the birth of a white rhinoceros with keepers saying the calf is exploring its surroundings and creating a bit of mischief.

Wire fence investigated after lions escape at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is investigating the failure of fence fastenings after five lions escaped from their enclosure.

Five lions briefly escape from Taronga Zoo enclosures

Sydney's Taronga Zoo was forced into lockdown after five lions escaped but the zoo says they are all now safely back in their enclosure.

Pygmy hippo calf makes debut at Taronga Zoo

A tiny watermelon on legs - otherwise known as a newborn pygmy hippo - has made her debut at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Five lion cubs join Taronga zoo pride

Five lion cubs have made their public debut at Taronga Zoo, the first litter of the big cats born at the Sydney tourist attraction in more than 18 years.

Ring-tailed Lemur baby boom at Dubbo zoo

The pandemic baby boom has reached Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo where eight endangered Ring-tailed Lemur babies have been born.

Trio of meerkats born at NSW Dubbo zoo

A special treat awaits visitors to Taronga's Western Plains Zoo when lockdown lifts: three baby meerkats.

National Zoo & Aquarium raring to go

The National Zoo and Aquarium have confirmed they will join other local tourism venues opening this Reconciliation Day long weekend, 30 May – 1 June.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge reopens for locals only

If you’ve ever dreamed of a safari experience where you feel almost alone with 200 zoo animals, now is your golden opportunity as Canberra’s award-winning Jamala Wildlife Lodge reopens to local residents...

Hot weather conditions hurt zoo figures

As Canberra sweltered through hot weather last week, the animals at the National Zoo & Aquarium indulged in some cool treats to help beat the heat. The Bolivian squirrel monkeys, Oriental small-clawed otter, Little...

Winnunga turns 30

Canberra’s only community-controlled Aboriginal health service, Winnunga Nimmityjah celebrated 30 years of community service.

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