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Media Releases

Loggerhead Turtle released into the ocean at Lord Howe Island
Friday 20th January 2012
A rehabilitated Loggerhead Turtle released off Lord Howe Island will assist researchers with the mysterious migration habits of the endangered species.
Michael McFadden collecting tadpoles prior to release
Wednesday 18th January 2012
About 4000 Green and Golden Bell Frog tadpoles arrived at a new wild home at Woonona today thanks to a joint effort by frog specialist, Dr Arthur White, Taronga Zoo and The Village Building Co.
Tuesday 17th January 2012
Taronga’s giant Brown Bear, ‘Bethyl’, was 35 years old today, making her one of the oldest of her species in the world. Bethyl has won the hearts of many keepers and visitors over the years and as a special birthday treat was given, a five kilo Atlantic Salmon to feast on.
Tuesday 10th January 2012
Visitors at Taronga Western Plains Zoo can now see the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling in the specially-made enclosure at the Galapagos Tortoise exhibit at the Zoo.
Tuesday 10th January 2012
The City of Sydney has joined forces with the Taronga Foundation to celebrate the Year of the Dragon and raise money to support conservation and breeding programs for the endangered Komodo Dragon.
Friday 23rd December 2011
Christmas has come early at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with a Koala joey emerging from its mother’s pouch.
Tuesday 20th December 2011
Christmas arrived early today for some of Taronga’s residents who woke to Christmas themed enrichment items and snow frosted exhibits
Wednesday 7th December 2011
Monday 28th November 2011
A small part of the Great Barrier Reef has arrived in Dubbo to be stored in the frozen Zoo to help secure the future of the reef.
Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Companies are buying more certified sustainable palm oil than ever before - but urgent action is still needed to avoid the irreversible loss of tropical forests and species such as tigers, according to WWF’s latest assessment of palm oil buyers.