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A baby echidna is making a remarkable recovery at Taronga Zoo, after being left seriously injured when its burrow was dug up by a bulldozer.
Taronga Zoo’s elephants received a special enrichment treat for breakfast today – a 728kg pumpkin from the Sydney Royal Easter Show!
Lion Cub receives first health check
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating major breeding success with the birth of three African Lion cubs, one male and two females, on 28 February 2015.
Taronga’s Chimpanzee group got some colourful Easter challenges earlier this week when they cracked 30 paper mâché eggs carefully placed in the exhibit by keepers.
Taronga Zoo’s echidnas have begun lapping up a new just-add-water diet, designed to better meet the nutritional needs of their spiny species.
New look Qantaslink plane
QantasLink and Taronga Western Plains Zoo today unveiled the refreshed ‘Taronga’ decal on one of QantasLink’s newest Q400 aircraft, reaffirming their commitment to regional tourism and the Dubbo community.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.
There are plenty of new faces to see at Taronga Zoo these Easter holidays, including the Zoo’s first ever Bilby joeys, a cheeky Squirrel Monkey baby and an Eastern Bongo Calf.
Taronga Zoo has become one of the first organisations in Australasia to be accredited under a rigorous new animal welfare program launched by the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA).

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