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Taronga Zoo Blog

Wednesday 20th October 2010
A few days ago, young Luk Chai , Taronga’s first elephant calf, was busy adjusting the Elephant exhibit’s fittings to suit himself.
Tuesday 19th October 2010
It’s a little rainy outside today, but the animals haven’t seemed to notice.
Monday 18th October 2010
In our family of eight gorillas, we have four youngsters. Our youngest is Mahali who turned two in August. Mahali has recently become a very independent and is embracing his new found freedom and confidence. Every day he’s moving further away from his mother, Mouila.
Friday 15th October 2010
I’m Amy, a vet nurse at Taronga Zoo. I started off here as a zoo keeper and was lucky enough to get some casual work at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital, and since those days 11 years ago I haven’t looked back.
Friday 8th October 2010
Our Pygmy Hippo calf ‘Kambiri’ is growing up and no longer has the daily supplementary feeds from Zoo Keepers to give mother, ‘Petre’, a helping hand.
Thursday 7th October 2010
Taronga is celebrating 94 years of introducing people to wildlife!
Friday 24th September 2010
Hi, bird trainer Brendan here, the one on the exchange program in Canada. Working over seas gives me so many opportunities to work with animals I have never trained before, from skunks, to yak, to raccoons and … Violet Turacos!? Never heard of the word turaco before? I don’t blame you, neither did I until I came here. The species I am working with is also called a Violaceous Plantain-eater, but I suppose that doesn’t help you either.
Monday 13th September 2010
Keepers have hopes that Kiwi the Tasmanian Devil is carrying pouch young. She's part of an insurance breeding program for the species as a contagious cancer is wiping them out.
Sunday 12th September 2010
Taronga Zoo's General Manager Wildlife Conservation, Will Meikle, with 18 other zoo keepers and managers riding from Sydney to the Gold Coast for Australasia's zoos and aquariums to raise awareness of wildlife in National Threatened Species Week. Catch his regular blogs over coming days
Friday 10th September 2010
I’m sure you’ve heard we humans are taking so many fish out of the oceans that many of the fish we like to eat soon won’t be there anymore.