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Media Releases

Monday 22nd October 2012
Taronga has been advised by Lucy Melo’s family that her condition continues to remain stable.
Sunday 21st October 2012
Taronga's injured elephant keeper, Lucy Melo, remains in a critical but stable condition today in the Royal North Shore Hospital.
Saturday 20th October 2012
The Zoo keeper injured yesterday at Taronga remains stable in Royal North Shore Hospital today.
Friday 19th October 2012
Taronga has been advised that the keeper injured earlier today at the elephant barn remains in a critical but stable condition in Royal North Shore Hospital.
Friday 19th October 2012
During a routine training session at about 11.30 am this morning in Taronga Zoo’s elephant barn, an incident occurred whereby a young male elephant pinned a female keeper against a bollard.
Thursday 18th October 2012
Taronga Zoo will open between 9.30am and close at 4.30 pm from June 1 until August 31.
Credit: Ellen Wilson
Tuesday 16th October 2012
We’ve all been saddened to farewell Bethyl, the Kodiak Bear at Taronga Zoo today.
Tuesday 16th October 2012
A giant Allosaurus and a spiky Edmontonia are among 16 life-sized and life-like dinosaurs which are taking up residence at Taronga Zoo for the summer.
Kufara the Black Rhino
Friday 21st September 2012
Taronga Western Plains Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday 22 September 2012 to raise awareness and support for the plight of the five Rhino species remaining in the wild today.
Monday 27th August 2012
Taronga is celebrating breeding the Zoo’s first Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat in 30 years, unlocking secrets which could also help their critically endangered wild cousins.