Keeper activity timetable
Plan your visit with the full keeper activity timetable and get the best chance to see your favourite animals up close at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Please note that some Keeper Activities are weather dependent.
View the timetable
|Black Rhino keeper talk|
9.30am - 10.00am
|Ring-tailed Lemur feed|
|Cheetah keeper talk|
|Asian Elephant keeper talk|
|Tiger keeper talk and feed|
|Barbary Sheep feed|
12.30pm - 1.00pm
|Spider Monkey feed|
12.30pm - 1.00pm
Greater One-horned Rhino
(NSW School Holidays and Weekends only)
|African Wild Dog Feed|
|Tasmanian Devil keeper talk|
Black Rhino keeper talk
Did you know that the Black Rhino’s horns are made of the same protein as our hair and nails? Watch and learn about these solitary animals as they enjoy their morning meal.
Cheetah keeper talk
Catch up with our Cheetahs while they enjoy their meaty brunch. Watch our Cheetah feed, as you learn about their extraordinary speed, unusual colour variations, and unique social hierarchy.
Asian Elephant keeper talk
Learn all about the unique characteristics of Asian Elephants from Keeper Bec and see our herd of eight elephants of varying ages, including young calf Kanlaya.
Meet our Meerkat mob at feeding time as they munch on insects, fruits, and vegetables. You’ll learn how their social dynamics work, who’s the boss of this troop and just how good their eyesight is.
Spider Monkey feed
Fancy having lunch with our Spider Monkey troop? Watch the monkeys as they deftly use their tails to grab food from our Keepers, before swinging away on the ropes and tree branches on their island home.
Tasmanian Devil Keeper Talk
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is home to three females, Pecorino, Philus and Mija all have different markings, which allow keepers and guests to identify them.
Sumatran Tiger Keeper Talk
Did you know there are less than 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild? Learn about this critically endangered species, and what Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is doing to help preserve their habitats.
African Wild Dog Feed
Watch the frenzied feast, as they work together to rip a carcass into smaller pieces to share amongst the pack. You’ll see why they are the most successful hunters in Africa, with an 80% kill rate.
Greater One-horned Rhino Talk
He looks prehistoric but isn’t a dinosaur! Meet Greater One-horned (or Indian) Rhino Dora and hear from Keeper Tarryn as she explains some of the differences between the different rhino species.
Otter keeper talk
Meet our family of Asian Small-clawed Otters including mum Jafar, dad Harry and their four busy offspring!
Galapagos Tortoise keeper talk
Did you know that Galapagos Tortoises can live up to 150 years? Watch and learn all about these remarkable animals during this informative talk.