Update on chimp Tuberculosis (TB) infection
Wednesday 23rd November 2011

A media story on 19th November reported the discovery of a TB infection in a chimp at Taronga. That animal was humanely euthanased in September due to more generalised health issues.

Please be assured that extensive testing has found that there are no animals or staff at Taronga identified with infectious TB.

NSW Health authorities have advised that there is no ongoing risk of getting TB by visiting the zoo.

The wellbeing and safety of the zoo's guests, staff and animals is our highest priority.