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Taronga Blogs

Friday 19th February 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is having a baby boom! Three Giraffe calves in three months is very rare and definitely an adorable sight.
Thursday 18th February 2010
Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos’ Tasmanian Devil breeding program has now produced 22 Devil joeys since late 2008.
Friday 12th February 2010
Viktor the Przewalski’s Horse stallion has received an early Valentine’s Day gift with two females being introduced to him in his off display paddock.
Wednesday 10th February 2010
The third breeding season for the Tasmanian Devil insurance population at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is in full swing with a number of pairs already together.
Friday 5th February 2010
A Lace Monitor that was brought into the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Wildlife Hospital in late 2009 after being hit by a car has received his final check up and been released back into the wild.
Friday 5th February 2010
Now almost a month old, young Bataar, the male Przewalski’s Horse foal, is starting to mingle with the herd more however he still doesn’t venture too far from his mum’s side.
Friday 5th February 2010
After a couple of months of training, Ripley the Barking Owl starred in her first free flight bird show this week.
Wednesday 3rd February 2010
A welcome message from the United Nations: The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity.
Friday 29th January 2010
The crazy ups and downs of the weather lately have made for some interesting flying for Dixie the Whistling Kite. On the hot, still days she has done more sitting than flying but the constantly changing temperatures and wind directions have meant that on other days she’s done some spectacular flying. Southerly breezes bring the best flying conditions to the bird show and those are the days that I feel truly lucky to be doing this job!
Friday 29th January 2010
As 2009 and the Year of the Gorilla came to an end, the efforts to conserve these majestic animals are still ongoing with conservation and research, education awareness and our campaign “They’re calling on you” for recycling of mobile phones. We’ve all made a difference but we must keep on making a difference, so log onto the icon for our campaign and get involved.