WESTERN PLAINS ZOO
The Taronga Western Plains Zoo that is located on the southern fringe of Dubbo is an important visit for the traveller. This Zoo is nicely done and one day will be iconic. The zoo gives the visitor the safari feel when moving around the Zoo. At this Zoo at least the animals look happy.
The Zoo 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 ticket price is on a per person basis and allows the vehicle (including motorhomes) access. The ticket is valid for two days, and the time will be needed to get the best out of the visit. Here is a list of the animals and photos of just a few.
Indian Peafowl, Australian Pelican, Black Swan, Rabbits, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Ruffed Lemur, Siaman, White-Handed Gibbon, Spider Monkey, Cape Hunting Do, Black Rhinoceros, Scimitar Oryx, Dromedary Camel, Ostrich, Barbary Sheep, Giraffe, Common Hippopotamus, White Rhinoceros, Grant's Zebra, Cheetah, Forest Buffalo, Asian Elephant, African Elephant, Bongo, Sitatunga, Persian Onager, Tiger, Indian Rhinoceros, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Sambar Deer, Banteng, African Lion, Nilgai, Indian Antelope, Chital Deer, Fallow Deer, Wapiti, Przewalski's Horse, American Bison, Emu, Red Necked Wallaby, Koala, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Red Kangaroo, Dingo, Western Grey Kangaroo, Swamp Wallaby, Whiptail Wallaby, Eastern Wallaroo, Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby and the Tasmanian Devil.
The visit to the zoo is highly recommended.