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Taronga Blogs

Wednesday 22nd June 2011
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are doing something odd in the name of Cheetah Conservation
Tuesday 21st June 2011
Angus is a Rufous Owl, and up until recently, was one of the stars of our QBE Free-Flight Bird Show.
Friday 17th June 2011
As the temperatures started to fall and the first of June arrived many people wondered what our animals do in winter to keep warm.
Friday 17th June 2011
Taronga Zoo's Senior Vet, Larry, recently helped relocate two Brown Bears from tiny cagwes in Poland.
Tuesday 7th June 2011
You wouldn’t think that Funnel-web spiders would ever make use of a paintbrush, but they’re an important tool for spider hygiene.
Monday 6th June 2011
At Bird Show we are currently training two new additions for our show, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’. ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’, hatched in October of last year and so have a lot of learning and growing up to do.
Monday 6th June 2011
Jane Goodall visits our chimp group in 2011 to announce the latest chapter in Taronga's long partnership.
Friday 3rd June 2011
Today the staff got together support The Biggest Morning Tea at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Thursday 2nd June 2011
After six months of care with me, Mirrhi has moved to a rehabilitation centre on the NSW south coast to prepare her for release back into the wild.
Thursday 2nd June 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomes a Galapagos Tortoise hatchling, the first to be born in Australasia