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We’re offering a fun new experience for our guests at Backyard to Bush, with the Aussie Bush Talk at our Red kangaroo yard each day at 11.30am.
Echidna trailing at Taronga
Taronga Keepers are hoping for a rare breeding success after echidnas were spotted partaking in a bizarre breeding ritual known as “trailing”. Echidnas may be an Australian icon, but a great deal of mystery still surrounds this spiny species when it comes to their unique mating ritual that takes place during breeding season.
There must be something in the water here at Taronga’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary!
As we continue gearing up for Taronga’s first bird festival, the bird department is also busy preparing for the coming breeding season including continuing our work with the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.
Taronga Zoo’s renowned chimpanzee group continues to grow, with experienced mother, Lisa, giving birth to a healthy male baby this week.
Black Rhino
Today is World Rhino Day and all around the world, in the face of the poaching crisis devastating the world’s Rhinos, people are taking action. Our colleagues at Zoo Dvur in the Czech Republic today are burning their stockpile of rhino horn (www.burnhorns.org/en/) . They’re joining other zoos at Port Lympne, Howletts Wild Animal Park, Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine, Zoo Wroclaw, Zoo Bratislava and Zoo Plzen.
Everyone at the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health was saddened to learn of the passing of Registry founder, Dr. William “Bill” Hartley OAM, MVSc, DSc.
Taronga moves to support Dhole conservation in Thailand, marking a new direction in support of these whistling hunters. Taronga is currently the only Zoo in Australia with Dhole: Tunlay and Jangala, a non breeding mother-son pair. Taronga has a 30 year history caring for Dhole, successfully breeding two Dhole pups in 2007 as part of a Conservation Insurance Breeding Program.
Taronga’s resident Fiordland crested penguin, Munro, took advantage of the warmer this morning, stepping out for a stroll through the Zoo grounds in preparation for the inaugural Taronga Bird Festival.
Squirrel Glider
Primary school students from Crowther will receive an exciting visit from the Taronga Zoomobile on September 10. In conjunction with Landcare and their community work with Squirrel Gliders, one of Taronga’s very own Squirrel Glider’s will be among other native animals making an appearance at Crowther’s local primary school.

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