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Taronga Zoo Blog

Tuesday 16th October 2012
I had a Spotted Deer in my viewfinder. It seemed totally unaware of my presence, or the fact that it was being watched by someone armed with powerful modern technology.
Tuesday 16th October 2012
After being extinct for 65 million years, dinosaurs have stomped into Taronga Zoo and are taking over the place!
Friday 12th October 2012
Taronga’s Asian Elephant calves (L-R): Luk Chai, 3 y.o. and 1272kg, Pathi Harn, two and half y.o and 1034kg , and Tukta, nearly 2 y.o and 932kg take a break together. That’s a huge 3.2 tonnes of elephant calves on one log!
Wednesday 10th October 2012
Some of our animals have been immortalized on Australia Post stamps to celebrate Australian Zoos and Stamp Collecting Month!
Tuesday 9th October 2012
“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” Whilst ‘Parum’ our Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is a way off from accomplishing these feats, since moving to his new enclosure with female, ‘Salsa’ earlier this year, Parum certainly is looking fit, and may soon give Superman a run for his money.
Thursday 4th October 2012
The Boral YATZ Eco-Fair is here again! This annual event, run by the teenage volunteer zoo community, has the aim of educating our visitors about sustainable practices and various conservation campaigns, including “Fish4Life” and “They’re Calling on You”. It is running now until Friday October 5th.
Thursday 4th October 2012
Spring has come around once more, bringing with it some beautiful sunny days and clear blue skies, stimulating much activity and excitement amongst the chimp group. It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the chimpanzee group was relocated to their new Sanctuary!
Monday 1st October 2012
Taronga’s Mosman Zoo is lucky enough to have Sooty Owl chicks to call our own! These beautiful young birds hatched almost two months ago.
Monday 1st October 2012
Taronga’s Red Pandas are quite a sight: with thick russet fur, striped bushy tails, pointed noses and soft white ears, they are highly unusual creatures! Native to Nepal, China, India and Bhutan, Red Pandas are often found at high altitudes, inhabiting dense bamboo forests in these regions. This vulnerable species is difficult to spot in the wild, so Taronga is fortunate to have two of these beautiful creatures living in their bushy exhibit, next to the Great Southern Oceans precinct.
Inland taipan
Friday 28th September 2012
What's your poison? The Inland Taipan is the world's most toxic snake - and there are four of them on display at Taronga Zoo.