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Taronga Blogs

Monday 30th August 2010
Prime Possum and the Saturday Club visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo this week to film segments for an upcoming show.
Monday 30th August 2010
Beaver-tails, funnel cakes, baseball, peppers (capsicums!) and skunks. None of these were part of my world until recently, some of these weren’t even part of my vocabulary and in retrospect I think I still wish funnel cakes wasn’t.
Friday 27th August 2010
The carnivore keepers are again getting to normal with their animals in their exhibits. The two Snow Leopards, Sabu and Kamala, are the 5 year old offspring of Samarra, the breeding female which stayed in the usual exhibit during the work.
Friday 27th August 2010
There’s good news to report from the bird-watchers monitoring the Zoo-bred Regent Honeyeaters in Chiltern, Victoria. We released the birds over four months ago and there are still plenty of them around.
Thursday 26th August 2010
We’ve just finished hosting visits last week by students from around the Western Region who came to celebrate National Science Week.
Tuesday 10th August 2010
Kambiri, our little pygmy hippo calf, is progressing in leaps and bounds!! In just over a month, she has more than tripled her birth weight, weighing in at 16.5kg.
Monday 9th August 2010
Wearing green Taronga shirts and Ocean Rescue caps, Taronga staff took to the streets of Sydney yesterday in the 2010 City 2 Surf.
Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Last night the Taronga Foundation auctioned the works of 20 renowned contemporary artists. Even with the election just around the corner and uncertain economic times ahead, Sotheby’s was packed with lots of people from the art world showing their support for the Zoo’s vital conservation work.
Wednesday 28th July 2010
We couldn't be happier with the way our Tasmanian devils have settled in to their new exhibit. Bunyip and Devitt, brother and sister joeys born last year, love their wallaby "road kill" feature and are displaying many natural feeding, foraging and climbing behaviours.
Wednesday 28th July 2010
One of the most common questions we get asked after our Keeper Talk is: “Is that gorilla pregnant?”. The majority of the time the answer is no, “but why do their bellies look so big?”.