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Taronga Zoo Blog

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.
Indigenous Discovery Host Shannon at the Bird Show
Tuesday 9th July 2013
As one of Taronga Zoo’s Indigenous Discovery Hosts, I have been given the amazing privilege of co-presenting a specially written and adapted Taronga Free Flight Bird Show for NAIDOC to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
Friday 5th July 2013
The soulful sounds of a saxophone echoed across the Zoo this morning, when Steve, one of the Elephant Keepers put on a solo performance for Casey our Leopard Seal.