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Taronga Zoo Blog

Tuesday 8th October 2013
Spring is upon us, and as birdos, we are very excited to see the arrival of the summer migrants to the island. The skies, trees, and ground are starting to fill with species of tern, shearwater, and tropic bird, to name a few, that come here each year to nest. We are hopeful that we will be able to see some hatchlings before our time here is done!
Friday 27th September 2013
Recently the Bird Show has enjoyed some rather windy days, a couple in excess of 50km/hr! Winds this strong can be a little hectic for our birds, and sin these instances some stars may not actually come out, but for others these winds make for the most exhilarating of aerial displays.
Mbeli and Johari
Monday 23rd September 2013
Since part of our family group of gorillas left Taronga Zoo a month ago there has been alot of work going on in the main gorilla exhibit.
Thursday 19th September 2013
I recently travelled south of Sydney to Jervis Bay as part of a research project to examine the social structure of a Port Jackson Shark breeding group
Sooty Owl Close Encounter
Monday 9th September 2013
At ten months of age and after five months of training one of our newest stars has finally made her show debut. Volunteer and you can try to get a real-time photo moment as the owl flies over your head.
Friday 9th August 2013
Some of our Zoo Keepers are enjoying a sea change on Lord Howe Island! Find out why they're currently calling this island home.
Wedge-tailed Eagle with Brendan
Friday 26th July 2013
Have you ever felt like you stepped into a sci-fi movie or had a 'Back to the Future' moment? That's exactly what it was like for our Zoo Keepers when we trialled the first set of Google Glass to hit Australian shores.
Thursday 25th July 2013
Our primate keepers have farewelled an infant Francois Leaf - monkey who despite all efforts, failed to thrive.
Wednesday 24th July 2013
What animal is a mammal, like us, but lays eggs? It's named after a Greek Goddess who was half woman and half reptile. Read on to find out!
Wednesday 10th July 2013
What does the Platypus and the Opera House have in common? Give up? Well visitors to Taronga Zoo are finding out thanks to some volunteers who have been shedding some light on the elusive creatures.