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Taronga Blogs

Thursday 13th January 2011
Over the past month the Zoo has welcomed two Wapiti fawns, a female born on 11 December 2010 named Kasha meaning fur robe in Native American and a male born on 3 January 2011 named Mikasi meaning Coyote in Omaha.
Wednesday 12th January 2011
Did you know that two of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Elephants can paint?
Wednesday 5th January 2011
It’s just over two years since Taronga became home to 10 wild caught quokkas from Rottnest Island, West Australia, and they’ve certainly settled in producing five tiny joeys!
Tuesday 4th January 2011
On the 7th of November, an orphaned baby Flying Fox called ‘Duruga’ was brought into the Taronga Wildlife Hospital and into my life. I became his ‘mother’.
Friday 31st December 2010
With Taronga’s magnificent view of the Sydney skyline, many visitors ask what happens to our animals on New Year’s Eve and during other celebrations which involve fireworks on the Harbour.
Wednesday 29th December 2010
Hi, it’s Brendan again, still on exchange in Canada, and very slowly loosing the ability to feel in each and every one of my fingers.
Thursday 23rd December 2010
Taronga’s keepers and animal behaviouralists surprised many of the Zoo animals with Christmas-themed treats and puzzles today.
Thursday 23rd December 2010
Christmas has come early for the Ring-tailed Lemurs which received some special treats today just before Christmas.
Wednesday 22nd December 2010
Taronga’s surrogate bat mum, Tegan, has discovered her orphaned Grey-headed Flying Fox, Duruga, has a favourite fruit.
Thursday 16th December 2010
This morning when the sun was shining and the storm was still out to the west our elephant herd were casually munching on their morning feed of palm trunks.