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Taronga Zoo Blog

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.
Thursday 24th June 2010
The annual Taronga Foundation Dinner at The Establishment in Sydney set a new record last night, raising $300,000 for wildlife.
Tuesday 22nd June 2010
Taronga Zoo is proud to care for some of the oldest chimpanzees in the world, and this year three of our 'old girls' are celebrating168 years between them.
Monday 21st June 2010
Taronga's popular Meerkats have hardly noticed the colder weather, warming up under heat lamps in their exhibit if they feel chilly.
Wednesday 16th June 2010
Education staff from Taronga Zoo and Little Penguin specialists have been out in the Manly area with local school students recently for the next stage of Project Penguin.
Tuesday 15th June 2010
The last two ‘Fearless at Taronga’ programs in April were another great success. ‘Fearless at Taronga' is a short course which aims to address fears and phobias of spiders, reptiles and amphibians, through education and increased awareness.
Thursday 10th June 2010
At three months of age today our second elephant calf Pathi Harn now clocks in at a whopping 226kgs and is a healthy bundle of fun, energy and noise. He’s a really great calf with so much to learn. And learning is something that he’s doing a lot of by constantly mimicking mother Porntip, the aunts and companion, Luk Chai. Things such as watching them drink from the moat, eating pineapple tops or seeing Luk Chai balance on a log is what Pathi Harn attempts to do only moments after watching the behaviours himself.
Monday 7th June 2010
There has been a lot of action amongst our Francois Langur community at Taronga. Our hand-raised female Elke has moved up to join our two new Langurs from Beijing. The pair was bought to Taronga to complete the typical harem society of Francois Langurs in the wild.
Friday 4th June 2010
I’m feeling really happy with the progress of the overweight kookaburra. Today I weighed her, and she has dropped another 2 grams!! This puts her at a weight of 478g, which means that I am close to releasing her!!