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Taronga Blogs

Monday 19th December 2011
Taronga’s Bird Keepers are celebrating the hatching of a very precious Andean Condor chick. The parents Connie and Bruce are the only breeding pair in Australasia and Bird Keepers were hopeful that this breeding season the pair would produce two offspring.
Agouti pup with Simon
Thursday 15th December 2011
Taronga’s newest arrival explores the outside world for the very first time.
Thursday 8th December 2011
Snakes! Rock stars! Cockatoos! Harbour views!
Mum and baby stuck in the deep mud
Wednesday 7th December 2011
Just recently, the team from the South Luangwa Conservation Society sighted a baby elephant trapped in the mud of the Kapani Lagoon with her mother, which had also got stuck trying to save her.
Friday 2nd December 2011
Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos’ wonderful keepers care for amazing animals and get closer to them than anyone else.
Monday 28th November 2011
As I stood in the laboratory at Taronga Western Plains Zoo it was funny to think that we are standing here looking at the Great Barrier Reef
Friday 25th November 2011
For us humans to use a tool is not an uncommon thing in our day to day lives.
Thursday 24th November 2011
The bush rat (also known as the Bogul) is predicted to have become extinct in Sydney over ninety years ago with the arrival of the first fleet. European people are thought to have damaged and destroyed a lot of the bushland habitat around Sydney (in which the bogul was situated) and may also have killed the Bogul in mistake for the black rat.
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Today was just another normal day for all 17 members of the Chimp family, but as keepers were going about their routine. Samaki (a young, up and coming male)was lording over the termite mound and its delicious contents,
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Please be assured that extensive testing has found that there are no animals or staff at Taronga identified with infectious TB.