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Taronga Zoo Blog

Wednesday 28th December 2011
When most people think of the Bird Show, it is naturally birds that spring to mind, however the team is currently experimenting with something different. His name is ‘Richie’; he is seven months old and … is a Common Ring-tailed Possum!
Friday 23rd December 2011
This has been an exciting week for our gorilla group as they were treated to some Christmas enrichment.
Zoo Keeper Megan with Red Kangaroo joey Penny
Friday 23rd December 2011
This year, Christmas has brought with it a bittersweet gift for Taronga Keeper Megan Flowers, who has been hand-raising an orphaned Red Kangaroo joey named ‘Penny’ for the past five months.
Monday 19th December 2011
Taronga’s Bird Keepers are celebrating the hatching of a very precious Andean Condor chick. The parents Connie and Bruce are the only breeding pair in Australasia and Bird Keepers were hopeful that this breeding season the pair would produce two offspring.
Agouti pup with Simon
Thursday 15th December 2011
Taronga’s newest arrival explores the outside world for the very first time.
Friday 25th November 2011
For us humans to use a tool is not an uncommon thing in our day to day lives.
Thursday 24th November 2011
The bush rat (also known as the Bogul) is predicted to have become extinct in Sydney over ninety years ago with the arrival of the first fleet. European people are thought to have damaged and destroyed a lot of the bushland habitat around Sydney (in which the bogul was situated) and may also have killed the Bogul in mistake for the black rat.
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Today was just another normal day for all 17 members of the Chimp family, but as keepers were going about their routine. Samaki (a young, up and coming male)was lording over the termite mound and its delicious contents,
Thursday 17th November 2011
Taronga’s Asian Elephants awoke to a special treat yesterday morning, as their keepers had put fresh mud in the wallow, and the cooler weather and afternoon showers brought the perfect opportunity to test it out.
Tuesday 15th November 2011
If you’re like me, an unfamiliar place on a pitch dark night can be a little intimidating. Add to that a shrill cry, unseen and off in the distance, and the experience can be downright chilling.