Taronga Western Plains Zoo, formerly known as (and still commonly referred to as) Western Plains Zoo and commonly known as Dubbo Zoo, is a large zoo near Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. It opened to the public on 28 February 1977, to provide more living and breeding space for large animals such as elephants and antelopes which needed more space than was available at the restricted Sydney site.
The zoo is run by the Taronga Conservation Society (formerly Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales), along with Taronga Zoo Sydney. Western Plains Zoo is located on the Newell Highway in west Dubbo about 4 km from the city.
Dubbo, South New Wales, Australia
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Target Species
Manager of Conservation
Nick Boyle is the Manager of Conservation at Taronga Conservation Society. Nick also serves as an Advisor to the C2S2 Board of Directors.