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Taronga Zoo Blog

Wednesday 14th March 2012
You may remember ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’ from their earlier blog; they might look like giant marshmallows, but these two Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos are being trained for free-flight at the Bird Show.
Saturday 10th March 2012
Happy birthday to our ‘miracle’ calf Pathi Harn! Two years have flown by since we were in awe of when Porntip gave birth to Pathi Harn. The youngster defied the odds and is now thriving!
They're Calling On You Signage
Friday 17th February 2012
Western Lowland Gorillas are critically endangered, with wild gorilla numbers down by 80%.
Ronnie now part of the Seal Show
Thursday 9th February 2012
If you’re planning to come and watch the Ausgrid Seal Show any time soon, there’s one little seal that’s sure to impress. While this particular seal might be small compared to the other seals, Ronnie is certainly a star in his own right.
Taronga dragon boat team on the water
Wednesday 8th February 2012
Bleary-eyed at 6:30am on a Sunday morning, the Flying Komodos began to build their force on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour in what was going to be a very big day of Dragon Boat racing.
Thursday 2nd February 2012
Moving house can be a busy time for even the most organised of people, so when it came time for our Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroos to move into their brand new home, we wanted to make it as smooth as possible!
Condor chick walking
Monday 30th January 2012
Our young condor chick has begun to be more mobile these days. In preparation for her big move from her condor crèche to aviary life, she has been having forays out into the big wide world.
Thursday 12th January 2012
Taronga’s precious male Sumatran Tiger cubs have cracked the 20 kilogram mark. The female, Kartika is just trailing her brothers at a robust 18 kilograms.
Regent Honeyeater
Monday 9th January 2012
If you were to chat to our bird keepers about breeding and caring for Regent Honeyeaters, there’s one character they often refer to, which has, shall we say, earned a reputation over the years.
Wednesday 4th January 2012
With the mercury hovering around the 30 degree mark, our Brazilian Tapir, ‘Tiquie’ got a cooling hose-down from her keeper.