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Taronga Blogs

Echidna puggle being handraised in Dubbo
Tuesday 28th January 2014
After being tragically orphaned on the road between Wellington and Dubbo last November, this Echidna puggle's life is now looking much brighter thanks to the care of the Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Cheetah Cubs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo - Jan 2014
Tuesday 28th January 2014
Our King Cheetah Halla’s three cubs are just over three months old now, and have had their 10 week-old health check and vaccinations. They are continuing to grow and develop well under the watchful eye of Halla.
NJ reaches 1kg mark
Tuesday 21st January 2014
While many people make a new year’s resolution to lose weight, for NJ it is all about gaining weight and continuing to grow and develop at a steady pace.
Monday 30th December 2013
Taronga Zoo has become a hugely popular vantage point to view Sydney’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks, but many visitors ask what happens to our animals during the celebrations.
Taronga Wildlife Hospital nurse Debbie Pritchard releases a little penguin back
Tuesday 24th December 2013
A Little Penguin will get to celebrate Christmas in the wild after being nursed back to health at Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Hospital.
Fumo clings tightly onto mother Kuma. Photo by Lisa Ridley
Monday 23rd December 2013
Our baby chimp has a name! We welcome ‘Fumo’ to our chimpanzee community. As the weeks pass, he is growing steadily bigger and stronger and becoming increasingly familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary here at Taronga Zoo.
Addax calf - December 2013
Friday 20th December 2013
The Addax calf that had a rocky start to life after he was orphaned at birth is continuing to progress well under the watchful eye of its keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Zebra foal born December 2013
Thursday 19th December 2013
Keepers are delighted by the arrival of three new Zoo babies this summer. Born across December the Addax calf, Wapiti fawn and Zebra foal are bringing a whole lot of cuteness into 2014.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo volunteer, Betty Daly
Wednesday 11th December 2013
Taronga Conservation Society Australia claimed one of the top honours at the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award Ceremony last week, winning the award for ‘Excellence in Not for Profit Volunteer Management 2013’.
Bondi, the New Zealand Fur Seal
Tuesday 10th December 2013
A young New Zealand Fur Seal attacked by a shark in July has survived against the odds to find a new home at Taronga Zoo.