Our role in conservation is to create direct and positive connections between wildlife and people. We protect endangered species, increase understanding of wildlife and inspire community action.
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Taronga Blogs

Thursday 14th March 2013
Whether they have wings, fluffy tails or long tails, a great way in training your little one is to make special healthy treats and activities they will love you for. Our Carnivore Keeper Deb has come up with a range of activities and treats for your pet birds, rats, mice and rabbits. Read more about keeping your pets entertained here.
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.
Thursday 14th March 2013
Very little has been know about the Giant Armadillo until now. Taronga helps support a team of Brazilian researchers which have begun understanding the biology of this mysterious creature after extensively filming the Giant Armadillo in its natural habitat for over two years. In a world first the scientists registered the mating and birth on camera.
Thursday 14th March 2013
Gijima the male Cheetah at Taronga Western Plains Zoo took a trip to the dentist recently.
Wednesday 13th March 2013
Year 10 students from St John’s College converged on Sandy Beach at the Macquarie River today to learn about their local ecosystems and the importance of protecting our waterways and wetlands.
Tuesday 5th March 2013
The impact that zoos can have on the conservation of species is limited by the amount of space and resources they can offer to house and breed each species. Zoos therefore carefully balance the resources available with the potential contribution to a species’ survival. This means that each animal in the zoo must have a clearly defined role so that the available resources go to the best possible conservation outcomes. Read more here.
Thursday 21st February 2013
Following a successful rehabilitation at the Taronga Wildlife hospital, 11 sea birds have been released off the coast of Sydney Harbour. They included a Red-tailed Tropicbird, two Little Penguins and eight Sooty Terns.
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.
Przewalski's Horse foal
Friday 15th February 2013
Keepers were delighted a fortnight ago by the arrival of two Przewalski’s Horse foals three days apart.
Tuesday 12th February 2013
Our female Sun Bear which is just about to turn three years old has really been busy.