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Taronga Zoo Blog

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Jindi the echidna
Thursday 24th April 2014
Surreal, there’s no other word for it. On Easter Sunday, Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited Taronga Zoo and opened the new Bilby exhibit named in honour of their son, Prince George.
Elli and Truffles
Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Truffles the Long-nosed Potoroo joey may be small, but she is being groomed for a big role in keeping the Australian bush healthy.
Tuesday 15th April 2014
Taronga Zoo’s Cassowaries can now be seen in their refurbished rainforest exhibit. The male and female Cassowaries are sharing separate parts of the exhibit as keepers prepare to move them back together for breeding.
A giant in the making: Scrub pythons can grow to over seven metres
Monday 14th April 2014
It has been another busy few weeks in Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with the acquisition of some very new animals, enrichment feeds to some very old animals, and the handling and conditioning of a very snappy animal!
Californian Sea lion, Troy
Thursday 10th April 2014
Our Californian Sea lion, Troy has been impressing visitors and trainers alike, with his recent progress on the ball balance behaviour.
Red Belly Twist
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Our resident red-bellied black snake, Beyonce, has temporarily moved from Backyard to Bush to Taronga’s reptile area for breeding.
Amazonia has come alive with Squirrel Monkeys
Tuesday 1st April 2014
It’s been a long time since Taronga Zoo has seen all three islands of Amazonia come alive with Squirrel Monkeys.
Australian sea-lion Malie helps celebrate Sustainable Seafood Day
Friday 28th March 2014
Last Friday, the Marine Mammal team took part in celebrations for Sustainable Seafood Day.
One of Taronga's Sumatran Tigers
Tuesday 25th March 2014
Taronga Zoo volunteer Melissa Richards will be running the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon on 18 May to raise much-needed funds for the endangered Sumatran Tiger.
Taronga's Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are growing bigger by the day
Thursday 20th March 2014
The past month has been an eventful one for Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with our group of young Red-Eyed Tree Frogs growing bigger and bigger by the day!