Taronga's elephants
A favourite on Sydney’s social calendar, this year’s Taronga Dinner will raise vital funds to support Taronga’s Asian Elephant breeding program and conservation partnerships.
A juvenile Squirrel Glider named Maluka is helping Taronga tell the story of surviving Squirrel Gliders around Newport – Barrenjoey. Maluka, which means Boss Man, is now playing a vital role as an ambassador for his species at the Zoo’s Education Centre after being hand-raised for three months by keeper, Jen Tate.
Taronga Zoo’s Melissa Wyatt and Alex Connor were awarded a Zoofriends Fellowship to visit the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park Indonesia, a project run by Taronga Conservation Partner, the International Rhino Foundation. Filled with excitement and keen to learn more about the work being done to help save this critically endangered species, their aim was to provide support by developing a ‘Voluntourism’ proposal.
Contributing to Koala conservation can be as simple as a walk in the bush with a smartphone thanks to a free GPS enabled smartphone app called Biotag.
I recently travelled south of Sydney to Jervis Bay as part of a research project to examine the social structure of a Port Jackson Shark breeding group
What does the Platypus and the Opera House have in common? Give up? Well visitors to Taronga Zoo are finding out thanks to some volunteers who have been shedding some light on the elusive creatures.
The Cross River Gorilla is a highly elusive species that lives on the Cross River that straddles the Nigeria and Cameroon Border. Sadly this species is on the cusp of extinction with the biggest threat being hunting. Taronga financially contributes to a project to protect this magnificent animal. During 2012 over 35 patrols removed more than 3000 snares and 1000 bullet casings. Read the full update on this project here.
News from northern Victoria about Taronga Zoo’s contributed to the third release of critically endangered Regent Honeyeaters is very positive.
Woody, one of Taronga’s Tasmanian Devils, has had a house call from a veterinary dentist to repair his teeth after some over-zealous feeding.
Environment Minister Robyn Parker today (Monday, 25 February) farewelled 45 Sydney high school students from the platform of Parramatta Railway Station as they began a ground breaking journey to Dubbo’s zoo to study wildlife and conservation.

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