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Taronga Blogs

Hiding food in tricky places keeps Taronga's animals active
Wednesday 19th December 2012
Today, keepers treated the ever-increasing Meerkat troop to an early Christmas treat. The Zoo’s volunteers and Taronga Training Institute students have been busy creating a Christmas-themed enrichment puzzle that would challenge the Meerkats to search and forage for food. The Santa’s sleigh was filled with piñatas and shredded paper along with meal worms scattered in amongst the sleigh’s load.
Wednesday 19th December 2012
Taronga is excited to unveil an exciting newly renovated farm playground in the much-loved Backyard to Bush precinct, just in time for the holidays!
Wednesday 12th December 2012
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and why not spoil your special someone this year with a night at the Zoo that they will never forget.
Wednesday 12th December 2012
Summer has definitely arrived and with temperatures already reaching over 30 degrees most days the animals at the Zoo find different ways to keep cool.
Wednesday 12th December 2012
The Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) in the Congo first started caring for chimpanzees orphaned by the commercial, illegal bushmeat trade in 1992, nearly 20 years ago.
Ranger training in Kenya
Wednesday 12th December 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is helping communities and wildlife in Kenya by funding 21 Wildlife Protection Rangers in the region.
Friday 7th December 2012
Manager of Research and Conservation, Dr Rebecca Spindler is currently out on the Great Barrier Reef with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) to collect coral spawn to add to the gene bank currently housed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Thursday 6th December 2012
Taronga supports a project which aims to establish the first ecological study of Giant Armadillos in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland. The recent field study has found that another little known mammal, the Bush Dog, shares the same habitat. Read the update from Doctor Arnaud Desbiez here.
Beau's spikes
Thursday 6th December 2012
Our gorgeous echidna puggle Beau is doing very well under the watchful eyes of nurses at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. The youngster has now tripled its size and the nurses and now exposing the puggle to dirt so that Beau can dig and burrow. See the latest photos of the puggle here.
Thursday 6th December 2012
Keeper Wendy has been looking after a very special rat named Pandy. This isn’t your ordinary rat, but a native Australian Black-footed Tree-rat. Read about this outgoing and gregarious youngster here.