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Taronga Zoo Blog

Wednesday 28th July 2010
One of the most common questions we get asked after our Keeper Talk is: “Is that gorilla pregnant?”. The majority of the time the answer is no, “but why do their bellies look so big?”.
Monday 26th July 2010
Once found weak and unable to fly, Barinya the White Bellied Sea Eagle has slowly graduated to short flights over the amphitheatre at the QBE Free Flight Bird Show which she now calls home.
Wednesday 21st July 2010
We Zoo keepers weren't at all surprised to see the recent story on the platypus surviving being accidentally caught in a treatment plant in Western Sydney.
Monday 19th July 2010
As the only two Leopard Seals to be cared for by a Zoo anywhere in the world, Casey and Sabine, Taronga Zoos’ Leopard Seals are providing researchers with a unique opportunity to study and learn about one of the Antarctic's top order predators.
Thursday 15th July 2010
New koala and kangaroo joeys at Taronga Zoo’s Wild Australia are just beginning to poke their noses out into the winter chill from their mothers’ pouches.
Friday 9th July 2010
Hi, I am Natasha, Aboriginal Education Officer at Taronga Zoo. Since recently starting at the zoo I've been caught up in school holiday fever with all the NAIDOC celebrations that are going on in the Zoo. NAIDOC week recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and their contributions to the Australian community.
Wednesday 7th July 2010
Taronga’s bull elephant, Gung, is also celebrating a birthday this month following his son’s, Luk Chai, first birthday last Sunday.
Tuesday 6th July 2010
Taronga Zoo, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Little Penguin, Taronga Wildlife Hospital
Sunday 4th July 2010
There was a feeling of anticipation at Taronga Zoo’s elephant exhibit today as the keepers prepared special treats for the elephants to celebrate the first birthday of Luk Chai – the first elephant calf born in Australia.
Friday 25th June 2010
Generally seen strolling along the ground or half buried in soil for a sleep in the wild, the Echidnas at Taronga’s Education Centre which meet students and visitors have been given a new exercise regime.