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Taronga Blogs

Thursday 27th May 2010
Right in the middle of yesterday’s rainstorm, the herd headed for the moat. It’s not uncommon for them to take a dip on rainy days as their moat is actually quite warm.
Wednesday 26th May 2010
Today Ushindi, one of our hand-raised Cheetah born in 2008, had his annual health check. We were keen to check his development and to ensure he was fit and well.
Wednesday 26th May 2010
Miniature piglets at Backyard to Bush’s farmyard are keeping their little trotters warm. The eight tiny piglets were born almost two weeks ago and are staying dry in their parents’ straw-filled shelter.
Tuesday 25th May 2010
As pineapple tops were scattered throughout the paddock, Taronga’s female elephant herd along with Luk Chai and Pathi Harn had some very special onlookers.
Wednesday 19th May 2010
If you walk past the Kodiak Bear exhibit and see something black and shiny climbing the trees, don’t be too alarmed. Today was moving day for our Sun Bears, Victoria and Mr. Hobbs.
Tuesday 18th May 2010
Keepers packed up early Friday morning and made the journey home from Chiltern.
Monday 17th May 2010
Early this morning we discovered that our female Francois Langur, Saigon, wasn't carrying her infant, Ganju. Unfortunately, while searching the exhibit, we found Ganju on the ground showing no signs of life. He was rushed to our Wildlife Hospital, however, our veterinarians confirmed the langur had died early today.
Monday 17th May 2010
Taronga Zoo's Project Penguin 2010 kicked off today! The first half of the Primary School Students from around Manly visited the Zoo to begin learning all about their locally endangered Little Penguin colony.
Friday 14th May 2010
Our White Rhinoceros herd is doing well with Nadira the last calf born at the Zoo recently turning two. She’s getting closer to being the same size as her mother.
Friday 14th May 2010
Rhinos are born without horns - for obvious reasons! The first horn begins to grow within a week or two, followed by the rear horn developing at around three months of age.