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Taronga Blogs

Friday 25th October 2013
NJ the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling has been growing steadily over past three years.
Tasmanian Devils head to San Diego Zoo
Friday 25th October 2013
In October, four Tasmanian Devils from Taronga Western Plains Zoo were transferred to their new home at San Diego Zoo in the United States.
Thursday 24th October 2013
After months and months of preparation and work on the Lord Howe Island Rodent Eradication Bird Husbandry Trial, the project has come to a successful end. All 30 birds that were captured in July are back in the wild, roaming the island.
Tuesday 8th October 2013
Spring is upon us, and as birdos, we are very excited to see the arrival of the summer migrants to the island. The skies, trees, and ground are starting to fill with species of tern, shearwater, and tropic bird, to name a few, that come here each year to nest. We are hopeful that we will be able to see some hatchlings before our time here is done!
Sheep ready for Shearing by Steve from Shearpower2Ewe
Tuesday 1st October 2013
On Monday 7th October 2013 Steve from Shearpower2Ewe will be coming to Backyard to Bush to shear our sheep. Come visit us at the Farmyard and watch as Steve shows us how he shears them and you could even get a chance to hold some of Wini’s wool!
Friday 27th September 2013
Recently the Bird Show has enjoyed some rather windy days, a couple in excess of 50km/hr! Winds this strong can be a little hectic for our birds, and sin these instances some stars may not actually come out, but for others these winds make for the most exhilarating of aerial displays.
Red-necked Wallaby joey, Walter
Friday 27th September 2013
The male Red-necked Wallaby, Walter, is now about eight months old and is regularly spotted poking his head out of his mum’s pouch.
Twiga the Giraffe
Tuesday 24th September 2013
Twiga the 18 month old female Giraffe has just completed the road trip from Perth to Dubbo to take up residency at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Mbeli and Johari
Monday 23rd September 2013
Since part of our family group of gorillas left Taronga Zoo a month ago there has been alot of work going on in the main gorilla exhibit.
Thursday 19th September 2013
I recently travelled south of Sydney to Jervis Bay as part of a research project to examine the social structure of a Port Jackson Shark breeding group