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Media Releases

Thursday 5th August 2010
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a precious Pygmy Hippo calf, the first to be reared by its mother at the Zoo in over 20 years. For the next few weeks visitors will begin to catch glimpses of the newborn as it spends short periods of time exploring the exhibit with its mother.
Thursday 5th August 2010
Local school student Tanna Nankivell visited the Zoo to present a $1500 cheque to the Taronga Foundation following her school’s efforts to raise awareness and funds for Sumatran Tigers.
Tuesday 3rd August 2010
2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Sydney and Nagoya. To celebrate this milestone of international friendship, understanding and goodwill, City of Sydney and the Sydney-Nagoya Sister City Committee is delighted to present an exhibition of photographs taken at the Sister Cities’ Zoos.
Friday 23rd July 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is doing it all again with the third annual Zoo Grooves to take place on the October long weekend, Saturday 2 October, at the Zoo’s African Picnic Ground.
Thursday 22nd July 2010
The redevelopment of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s front entrance area is continuing with a number of key milestones achieved and the new Visitor Plaza well and truly taking shape.
Tuesday 6th July 2010
Three Little Penguins were released back into the wild today after receiving specialist veterinary care at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital.
Sunday 4th July 2010
Taronga is celebrating a milestone today with the first birthday of the Zoo’s first elephant calf, ‘Luk Chai’. Luk Chai made history on July 4, last year becoming the first elephant to be born in Australia, just three years after Taronga started its conservation breeding program for this endangered species.
Wednesday 30th June 2010
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today welcomed the opening of Taronga’s new Tasmanian Devil Breeding Centre, expanding the zoo’s contribution to national efforts to save this species from extinction.
Monday 28th June 2010
An injured White-bellied Sea-eagle which was unable to fly is experiencing the wind beneath its wings thanks to some flying lessons from Taronga staff.
Tuesday 22nd June 2010
Taronga Zoo is celebrating over 168 years of Chimpanzee history with three of the world’s oldest Chimpanzees.