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Taronga Blogs

Monday 4th July 2011
It is hard to believe that already two years has passed since Australia’s first elephant calf was born. Today, the 4th of July is Luk Chai’s 2nd birthday!!
Friday 1st July 2011
Artist and teacher Michael Herron visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo as part of the Taronga Foundation’s Artist in Residence program.
Thursday 30th June 2011
If wild populations of Sumatran Tigers didn’t already face enough threats, new road construction may be another risk.
Thursday 30th June 2011
On 29 June 30 Little Penguins took flight for Germany’s Wuppertal Zoo from Taronga’s Great Southern Oceans exhibit. Although the actual flying was done on a commercial aircraft, the move established the first coordinated global breeding program for Little Penguins outside Australia and was possible due to the outstanding success of the Zoo’s breeding programs for the tiny aquatic birds.
Monday 27th June 2011
Our four Oriental Small-clawed otters not only like to be kept busy, but they like to have fun too! Our family of otters consists of Dad “Arnie”, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger because he looked big, strong and muscular. The other three otters are his off-spring. The eldest is female Bising with younger brothers Soa and Houdini.
Monday 27th June 2011
The 3rd project day was an amazing day, we added the final touches to our project (we think it looks awesome)
Monday 27th June 2011
It’s now over 15 months since we released these almost-extinct birds back to their Ironbark Forest habitat at Chiltern, in Victoria, as part of the recovery program and it has flown over 100 kilometres to Holbrook! This is the second bird to be spotted alive and well over a year after the release. The first bird is still being recorded in Chiltern mixing with wild Regents.
Monday 27th June 2011
NJ, the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling is growing well, with keepers now introducing some new 'furniture' into the enclosure.
Thursday 23rd June 2011
Students at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School have been busy getting creative as part of Project Platypus.
Thursday 23rd June 2011
Today we met our mentors for the first time. It was really exciting. This is what we are doing.