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Taronga Zoo Blog

Thursday 14th March 2013
Visitor favourite Tuka the Komodo Dragon has been joined by two 16 month old juveniles in the exhibit next door. The two dragons arrived from Los Angeles Zoo recently. Keepers have started using lasers to train the youngsters to station at meal time as sharing dinner can get ugly. Read more about our new residents and how to train a dragon here.
Monday 18th February 2013
Jarrah is a six month old Quokka joey which is currently being hand-raised here at Taronga by Keeper Kristal. At this age, the joey’s tiny and needs full time care.
Tuesday 12th February 2013
Our female Sun Bear which is just about to turn three years old has really been busy.
Friday 8th February 2013
From being a frail little puggle, Beau has grown and now looks like a real echidna!
Tuesday 5th February 2013
It’s been a year since George the Loggerhead Turtle was released off Lord Howe Island, yet the Taronga Wildlife Hospital is still keeping an eye on him!
Friday 1st February 2013
Visitors at the giraffes were delighted not only to see Taronga’s tallest animals, but also to be serenaded by Darren Percival, The Voice Australia runner-up!
Wednesday 30th January 2013
For Zoo visitors, it was quite a treat to celebrate this traditional Chinese and popular Australian event and see the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore and the Taronga Foundation Chairman, Maurice Newman, embrace their wild side, handling some of the Zoo’s more scaly animals – all under the watchful eyes of the Zoo keepers, of course.
Sunday 27th January 2013
Taronga Zoo has welcomed new residents into its growing wildlife community with the birth of three Fennec Fox kits, the first litter to be born to a new breeding pair from Europe.
Thursday 24th January 2013
This week Taronga Wildlife Hospital was given the rare opportunity to release a Westland Petrel, Red listed by Birdlife international as a vulnerable species, back into the wild!
Wednesday 23rd January 2013
After having the opportunity to chat to the volunteer palaeontologists, I was looking forward to spending a day at the zoo seeing the new Dinosaurs in the Wild exhibition.