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Lincoln, a six month old koala joey, has just started venturing out from his mother Maggie's pouch, giving visitors to Taronga Zoo a unique chance to catch a glimpse. Maggie is one of the friendliest koalas at the zoo, and her keeper Lisa Cavanagh has said: "To see the emergence of a joey koala is very rare, and we are just lucky that Maggie is very comfortable with people and has given us the opportunity to watch as Lincoln starts to explore the world outside the pouch."
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating three big birthdays, with the Zoo’s African Lions all turning 10. Sisters Njeri and Shinyanga turn 10 today while male Lion Jasiri hit double figures late last month.
The young Asian Elephant calf, Luk Chai, received blessings for good health and success at Taronga Zoo today.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the arrival of four rare African Wild Dog pups, which were born to the Zoo’s breeding program in early May.
Students from Dubbo Public School’s Special Education Unit have been busy planting trees and shrubs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo as part of Schools Tree Day.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is calling on you to recycle your old mobile phone and help save one of our closest living relatives.
The first elephant calf born in Australia has been officially named today, with Premier Nathan Rees revealing the young Asian elephant would be called ‘Luk Chai’.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce the all new Safari Park Children’s Playground is now open for visitors to enjoy.
After many weeks of hard work, finalists across 10 Northern Beaches schools will showcase their masterpieces to special guest Susie Maroney, the famous marathon swimmer and the wider community, sharing the knowledge and skills they have learnt over the past two months.
Taronga's new male elephant was weighed this morning tipping the scales at 96 kilos.

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