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Media Releases

Thursday 23rd December 2010
Many Zoo animals received festive treats today in a Christmas version of Taronga’s regular enrichment program.
Thursday 9th December 2010
Today the Girl Guides State Commissioner, Belinda Allen, presented a cheque for $19,250 to the Taronga Foundation, continuing their 18 years of support for the Zoo. This year the Girl Guides are contributing to the refurbishment of the home of the Zoo’s renowned Chimpanzee groups. It will help maintain the Chimpanzee conservation education program.
Wednesday 8th December 2010
Fairfax Media has announced a three-year partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia that will see it become a major supporter of the Taronga Volunteers as well as driving key conservation and fundraising initiatives.
Wednesday 8th December 2010
The Oprah Winfrey Show’s 302 special guests were welcomed to Australia last night at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.
Saturday 4th December 2010
Keepers and animals in the Great Southern Oceans exhibit have recently been in a research program to better understand the hearing range and sensitivity of seals in the Southern Hemisphere.
Wednesday 1st December 2010
An orphaned baby wombat is receiving round the clock care at Taronga after its mother was killed on a highway. The little female Common Wombat joey, now named ‘Mirrhi’, was rescued from along the Hume Highway where its mother had been struck and killed by a car.
Wednesday 24th November 2010
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of a male Bison calf, which was born on Sunday 7 November 2010 in the early hours of the morning.
Tuesday 23rd November 2010
Taronga Zoo used fat-derived stem cell therapy on a Snow Leopard’s arthritic knee, becoming the first zoo in Australia to use this technology on a big cat.
Monday 22nd November 2010
Taronga Zoo is celebrating being named best ‘Major Attraction’ at the NSW Tourism Industry Awards at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse last Friday night.
Friday 19th November 2010
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza - the single largest project in the Zoo’s 33 year history.