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Media Releases

Monday 4th July 2011
Taronga’s Asian Elephant Conservation Breeding Program reached a milestone today when Australia’s first elephant calf Luk Chai turned two.
Monday 27th June 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce the opening of the newly refurbished Aussie Walkabout exhibit where visitors can now wander in amongst Wallabies, Koalas and Quokkas.
Sunday 5th June 2011
Taronga Zoo has today announced a five year partnership with Jane Goodall to expand the Tchimpounga Rehabilitation Centre, marking World Environment Day.
Wednesday 1st June 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has achieved a national breeding success hatching Australasia’s first Galapagos Tortoise in March this year.
Friday 27th May 2011
A Loggerhead Turtle being rehabilitated at Taronga Wildlife Hospital may help unlock the secret migration habits of marine turtles. Subject to final medical clearance, a young turtle which has been in care for the past year will be released with a satellite tracker attached to its shell, providing researchers with valuable data about turtle migration habits.
Friday 27th May 2011
Taronga has welcomed the arrival of five striking Ring-tailed Lemurs from Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.
Friday 20th May 2011
Taronga Conservation Society Australia received the Zoo and Aquarium Association In Situ Conservation Award for their Regent Honeyeater Release and Habitat Reconstruction project.
Monday 2nd May 2011
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the breeding success of more than 20 Feather-tail Glider infants, the smallest gliding mammals in the world.
Wednesday 27th April 2011
Taronga Zoo is encouraging visitors to get to know one of the Zoo’s lesser known animals, ‘Birani’ the Malayan Tapir, to help celebrate World Tapir Day.
Wednesday 20th April 2011
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a female Giraffe calf born in the night quarters on the morning of Monday 4 April 2011 and the arrival of two groups of Ring-tailed Lemurs.