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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.
Become a Wildlife Witness with Taronga's new app
September 7th 1936 was a sad day. They didn’t know it back then, but keepers at Hobart Zoo were the last humans to set eyes on a living Tasmanian Tiger, the last wild individual having been shot by Batty Wilf in 1930.
Bardin hitches a ride with mother, River
Spring is in full swing at Taronga Zoo, with keepers celebrating the arrival of two new koala joeys for this year’s breeding season.
Prince George helps open Taronga's new Bilby exhibit
While we reflect on what has happened in the past to Australia’s remarkable wildlife, National Threatened Species day this Sunday, 07 September, 2014, is also a chance to celebrate what is being done for native wildlife.

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