It's a baby boom at Dubbo zoo

These school holidays you could be showing the kids something they’ve never seen before and may never see again – baby giraffes!

The Echo has a family pass to giveaway to Taronga Western Plains Zoo near Dubbo, where keepers have just welcomed three new giraffe calves and a Przewalski horse foal.

Of course, there are also plenty of other animals, small and large, to see throughout the 300-hectare parkland including African elephants, black rhinoceroses, Sumatran tigers, cheetahs and much more.

Western Plains Zoo general manager Matt Fuller said families can take a trip around the park’s 6km circuit by car, bike, electric cart or on foot.

“Autumn is a great time to visit the zoo and the weather is ideal plus we have a number of young offspring,” he said. “There is a lot on offer at the zoo during the holidays including a full schedule of free daily zoo keeper talks and animal feeds as well as amazing behind-the-scenes encounters including the all-new Meerkat Encounter.”

The Echo has one family pass (two adults and two children) to giveaway to the Western Plains Zoo, which is worth $109 and is valid until October 31 this year.

To go in the draw to win, phone 6622 2888 next Tuesday, April 6, between 10 and 10.15am and tell us in which African desert are meerkats most commonly found.


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