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Taronga Blogs

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.
Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Black Rhino keepers have a big task on their hands teaching three of the Zoo’s Black Rhinos to stand still and parallel to a fence so that veterinary staff can take blood samples from the animal without using anaesthetics.
Thursday 17th November 2011
Taronga’s Asian Elephants awoke to a special treat yesterday morning, as their keepers had put fresh mud in the wallow, and the cooler weather and afternoon showers brought the perfect opportunity to test it out.