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Taronga Blogs

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?”.
Monday 26th July 2010
Once found weak and unable to fly, Barinya the White Bellied Sea Eagle has slowly graduated to short flights over the amphitheatre at the QBE Free Flight Bird Show which she now calls home.
Friday 23rd July 2010
Come along and listen to guest speaker Dr Larry Vogelnest, Senior Veterinarian at Taronga Zoo, speak about Climate Change at the Animal in Art forum titled A Changing World, Thursday 5 August 2010at 7pm at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.
Thursday 22nd July 2010
Mental as Anything will headline Zoo Grooves this October long weekend, Saturday 2 October 2010 at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Wednesday 21st July 2010
We Zoo keepers weren't at all surprised to see the recent story on the platypus surviving being accidentally caught in a treatment plant in Western Sydney.
Monday 19th July 2010
As the only two Leopard Seals to be cared for by a Zoo anywhere in the world, Casey and Sabine, Taronga Zoos’ Leopard Seals are providing researchers with a unique opportunity to study and learn about one of the Antarctic's top order predators.
Thursday 15th July 2010
New koala and kangaroo joeys at Taronga Zoo’s Wild Australia are just beginning to poke their noses out into the winter chill from their mothers’ pouches.
Friday 9th July 2010
Hi, I am Natasha, Aboriginal Education Officer at Taronga Zoo. Since recently starting at the zoo I've been caught up in school holiday fever with all the NAIDOC celebrations that are going on in the Zoo. NAIDOC week recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and their contributions to the Australian community.
Wednesday 7th July 2010
Taronga’s bull elephant, Gung, is also celebrating a birthday this month following his son’s, Luk Chai, first birthday last Sunday.