Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia


Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Typezoo
Founded1977
AddressObley Road
Zip-codeNSW 2830
PlaceDubbo
RegionNew South Wales
CountryAustralia
Websitehttp://www.zoo.nsw.gov.au/

DirectorsNick Boyle

VeterinariansDr Benn Bryant

Head keepers
of elephants
Bradd Johnston, Senior Elephant Keeper
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Description

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, located at Obley Road, in Dubbo, in Australia, was founded in 1977.

At Taronga Western Plains Zoo lives 7 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Burma (Birma) born 1959?
  2. ,
  3. Porntip born 1992
  4. ,
  5. Gung (Prawn) born 2000
  6. ,
  7. Thong Dee born 2000
  8. ,
  9. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  10. ,
  11. Sabai born 2016-11-02
  12. ,
  13. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  14. ,


Comments / pictures

The females, worked in free-contact, are housed in the same building in individual stalls, the bull, worked in protected contact, is housed in a separate building. All four spend the day together on exhibit (about 2.5 hectares). //Linda Gardiner, 29 July 98.


References for records about Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=76. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Taronga Western Plains Zoo on elephant-news.com

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2020-08-14Killer elephant owners regret zoo transfer - Elephant News
2016-11-26Taronga western plains zoo: first asian elephant calf named ‘sabai’ after competition held for public to find best name - Elephant News
2014-02-27'basil fawlty' to open accommodation - Elephant News
2013-11-20Dubbo's western plans zoo plans for arrival of asian elephant bulls pathi harn, luk chai and gung from sydney's taronga zoo - Elephant News
2010-10-23Elephant in fatal attack on australian - Elephant News
2010-10-04Australia's oldest african elephant dies - Elephant News


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