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Taronga Blogs

Students learning about bush regeneration
Tuesday 28th May 2013
This year the Zoo’s Education team has started Project Water Rat on the back of the success of Project Platypus, to raise awareness for the species.
Fanana the Giraffe
Monday 27th May 2013
Fanana, is an eight month old male Giraffe which is currently awaiting to go on the trip of a lifetime to neighbouring New Zealand.
Monday 27th May 2013
There has been a number of breeding successes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo over the past couple of months with births in the Eland, Barbary Sheep and Addax herds.
2013 Regent Honeyeater seen gleaning insects and drinking nectar.
Friday 24th May 2013
News from northern Victoria about Taronga Zoo’s contributed to the third release of critically endangered Regent Honeyeaters is very positive.
Friday 24th May 2013
Have you ever tried to unwrap a rhino? Neither had we until today.
One day old White Rhino Calf
Monday 20th May 2013
We had a delightful sight on the morning of Tuesday 14 May 2013, when we arrived at work to find a little male White Rhino calf in the night yards with his mother Mopani. It was clear the calf was only hours old as he was still a little wobbly on his feet.
Thursday 16th May 2013
This week is National Volunteer Week, 13 - 19 May 2013 and Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrated today with a special barbecue to say thank you to the many volunteers at the Zoo who provide countless hours of time and service every year.
Wednesday 15th May 2013
Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos have over 545 volunteers dedicating their time across a diverse range of programs to support the work of Taronga Conservation Society Australia. National Volunteer week is a time when we can reflect and say thanks for the great work undertaken which the organisation is so grateful for.
Sunday 12th May 2013
Like mums around the world this Mother’s Day, Taronga Gorilla, Kriba, is keeping a watchful eye on her increasingly independent two year old daughter, Kipenzi.
Friday 10th May 2013
Saturday, May 4th, was a wonderful bright day as Taronga staff, volunteers and YATZ (Youth at the Zoo), jumped on a coach and headed off to the beautiful Capertee Valley near Lithgow, home and natural habitat of the endangered Regent Honeyeater.