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Taronga Zoo Blog

Friday 8th June 2012
Taronga Scientist Dr Grainne Cleary wants local Mosman residents to help her watch out for Powerful Owls.
Blackback Gorilla Fataki
Tuesday 29th May 2012
The saying goes ‘like father like son’, but one of our young black back gorillas is defiantly not taking after his relaxed and laid back father, Silverback, Kibabu.
Tuesday 29th May 2012
Taronga celebrated its 550 volunteers and their incredible contribution to wild life through behavioural studies, administration, guest services and countless other areas across both our zoos during National Volunteer Week 2012. These astonishing volunteers contributed over 100,000 hours of their time in the past year.
Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Keepers over at Reptile World have welcomed four tiny Eyelash Vipers which are being cared for behind the scenes.
Monday 14th May 2012
Winter is steadily imposing itself on Sydney and the temperatures are dropping. Some of us may crank up the heat, whilst others may don a ‘snuggie’, but what about birds?
Thursday 10th May 2012
Today I was unbelievably lucky to see the equivalent of zoological hidden treasure here at Taronga Zoo.
Monday 7th May 2012
A Little Penguin which nearly suffocated due to a fishing net was rehabilitated by Taronga Wildlife Hospital and released back into the wild!
Monday 2nd April 2012
You may be familiar with the phrase “a hard nut to crack”, but what about an egg?! There is one bird that specialises in just this, the Black-breasted Buzzard.
Tuesday 20th March 2012
Konira our Andean Condor chick has gradually been shedding her fluffy down. She hatched out looking like a fluff ball, but now she is a mix of feathers and down. Konira is three months old and about half way to becoming a fully-feathered bird.
Friday 16th March 2012
It was fitting that Nala made her debut at our Ausgrid Seal Show on Sustainable Seafood Day as she’ll play an important role in educating our Zoo visitors about making seafood choices to keep our oceans healthy. After all, Nala and her wild cousins need Fish4Life too!!