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Taronga Blogs

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.
Friday 18th January 2013
A family hen, large egg and inquisitive boy lead to an egg-normous scientific finding!
Thursday 17th January 2013
With six new infant chimpanzees at the Tchimpounga sanctuary this year, the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo is almost overflowing. In order to reduce the number of chimpanzees removed from the wild and brought to the sanctuary, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is focusing its efforts on community-based education.
Wednesday 16th January 2013
Recently, Sam and I were lucky enough to help with the release of four more chimpanzees on Tchindzoulou Island.
Wednesday 16th January 2013
Backyard to Bush’s newest arrival is a 3 year old male miniature goat. He is stylish, good looking and the girls love him... so what better name for him than Gucci!
Wednesday 16th January 2013
Construction at Billabong Camp continues to progress well with the opening of this new immersive bush camping experience set to be in mid April 2013.
Wednesday 16th January 2013
As Valentine’s Day nears closer, love is in the air at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Friday 11th January 2013
Umi, the super mum has given birth to another litter of pups, with one male and one female, born on 15 December 2012.
Tuesday 8th January 2013
Get some tips from our Zoo Keepers to help keep your pets cool at home in the summer heat!
Wednesday 2nd January 2013
There have been a number of welcome new additions to our Zoo this year. With the school summer holidays coming up, now is a great time to come and meet the new youngsters which are growing up fast!