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Taronga Blogs

The fledgling Southern Boobook
Monday 9th December 2013
A fledgling Southern Boobook is recovering at Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Hospital after being found with a fractured left leg beside a road at Cherrybrook.
Wednesday 4th December 2013
Since the birth of these three Cheetah cubs, Halla has been an impeccable mother, which is exceptionally pleasing considering this is her first attempt.
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Following on from the overwhelming response to the recent educational initiative – Aussie Animals Collectable Album and Cards – Woolworths and Taronga are excited about the arrival of the latest edition of Aussie Animals - Baby Wildlife Aussie Animals.
Australian Hobby Pez
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Ever been on an impromptu adventure? Our Australian Hobby and star of Taronga’s Bird Show, Pez certainly has!
Monday 2nd December 2013
Taronga Zoo has been recognised for its support of wildlife conservation projects in Sumatra by Leif Cocks, President and founder of The Orangutan Project.
Taronga's oldest chimpanzee, Lulu. Photo by Rick Stevens
Friday 22nd November 2013
These last few weeks have delivered some extreme weather in Sydney, from hot and dry days to torrential rain and cold winds. Days like these can disrupt the routine of the Keeper, as sometimes the chimps quite simply do not want to go outside!
Scientists fertilising Acropora eggs
Thursday 21st November 2013
The 2013 Great Barrier Reef coral spawn is off to a racing start! Last night the first species of coral started sending out egg and sperm bundles to kick off the only reproductive event that can be seen from space.
African Safari competition winner
Tuesday 19th November 2013
A Dubbo resident has won the trip of a lifetime simply by visiting the Zoo!
Friday 15th November 2013
The past few weeks have seen Kuma’s newborn infant become steadily more familiar with life within the chimpanzee community here at Taronga Zoo.
Addax calf being hand raised
Thursday 14th November 2013
Keepers have stepped in to hand raised a male Addax calf after its mother became ill and subsequently passed away after giving birth.