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Taronga Blogs

Thursday 3rd March 2011
As a Media Officer for Taronga Zoo, one of the greatest things about my job is working closely with our keepers to let the world know about the animals they care for.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
The youngest member of our Gorilla group, Kipenzi, is doing well and at only six weeks old, is growing fast.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Breeding season is coming to end and our penguin colony has now grown to 71 Little Penguins. Fourteen of the penguins born this year have already joined in with the adults and another five are in the penguin crèche learning to feed from Keepers.
Friday 25th February 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Tasmanian Devils are into their fourth breeding season since arriving at the Zoo in late 2007.
Thursday 24th February 2011
Yesterday was another highly successful moment in our work to trim our youngest giraffe, Jimiyu’s, hooves.
Tuesday 22nd February 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed an Eland calf on Tuesday 1 February 2011. The little female is doing very well and has already started to mingle with the older calves from last year’s breeding season.
Wednesday 16th February 2011
A special celebration is taking place today for Kufara the Black Rhino which turns one this week! Kufara was born on Thursday 17 February 2010 to first-time mother Bakhita and is the second generation of Black Rhinos to be born at the Zoo.
Wednesday 16th February 2011
We had an eventful start to 2011 when our newest Red-tailed Cockatoo, Keer-Jan-Dee, flew away.
Friday 11th February 2011
There is a little romance in the air at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with the arrival of Emiko, a female Oriental Small-clawed Otter which has come from a Zoo in Japan to join Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s male, Harley.
Friday 11th February 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s staff are going for a roll on the bowling greens to raise funds for conservation programs for the critically endangered Tenkile or Scott’s Tree Kangaroo.