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Taronga Blogs

Regent Honeyeater
Thursday 18th April 2013
News just in from the field! This morning, the last of the Zoo bred Regent Honeyeaters "flew the coop.” They’re now flying around in the forest, wild as can be!
Regent Honeyeater
Wednesday 17th April 2013
We're for the wild and today, we've just released 40 Regent Honeyeaters into the wild! They're a critically endangered species, but Taronga is working hard to safe guard a future for this native woodland bird.
Friday 12th April 2013
Afraid of heights? Thankfully the staff involved in a drill to rescue people from the Sky Safari love a high altitude work place. Check out the blog to see why Taronga is known as the Zoo with the view.
Wednesday 10th April 2013
The Taronga Western Plains Zoo Wildlife Hospital has been caring for a Koala since early February after it survived the deadly bushfires around Coonabarabran.
Wednesday 10th April 2013
It was treats all round for the animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Easter, with keepers providing special egg-shaped piñatas for the animals over the long weekend.
Wednesday 10th April 2013
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of four Eland calves over the past month. The calves have been born to a mixture of first time and experienced mothers which are all showing great nurturing skills.
Monday 8th April 2013
Taronga’s amazing Barbary Sheep herd of 18 have all completed their annual health checks.
Monday 8th April 2013
Recently we got to release one of our more graceful patients back to the wild, ‘Belinda’ a juvenile Black Swan. Belinda had swallowed some carelessly discarded fishing hooks and line. Read more about her recovery and return to Manly Dam.
Thursday 28th March 2013
Looking after Taronga’s gorillas keeps the primate team busy and always looking for new ideas to challenge them. With Easter just around the corner, it was a great opportunity for keepers to get creative and bring a little fun into the gorillas Environmental Enrichment program with an Easter theme.
Friday 15th March 2013
Happy Sustainable Seafood Day! Why should you care, I hear you ask? There will always be plenty of fish in the sea, or so the old adage goes, but is this true?