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One of Taronga Zoo’s elephants, Pak Boon, has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) despite extensive pre-screening of all the elephants before coming to Australia.
Keepers at Taronga Zoo have been preparing cold treats to help the animals cool down in the hot weather this week.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has no intention or knowledge of speculation regarding the possible sale of the region’s premier tourist attraction.
A tiny female Western Lowland Gorilla has been born at Taronga Zoo. Born to experienced mother ‘Kriba’ on Saturday 15 January, the youngster has been named ‘Kipenzi’ which means ‘precious one’ in Swahili.
Taronga Zoo was proud to be part of Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure. Airing in the US and Australia this week, the fabulous animals of the zoo animals also showcased at
Taronga Zoo keepers have been saddened to farewell one of their oldest chimpanzees, ‘Bessie’ today.
Many Zoo animals received festive treats today in a Christmas version of Taronga’s regular enrichment program.
Today the Girl Guides State Commissioner, Belinda Allen, presented a cheque for $19,250 to the Taronga Foundation, continuing their 18 years of support for the Zoo. This year the Girl Guides are contributing to the refurbishment of the home of the Zoo’s renowned Chimpanzee groups. It will help maintain the Chimpanzee conservation education program.
Fairfax Media has announced a three-year partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia that will see it become a major supporter of the Taronga Volunteers as well as driving key conservation and fundraising initiatives.
The Oprah Winfrey Show’s 302 special guests were welcomed to Australia last night at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.


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