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In an Australian first, two Loggerhead Turtles were fitted with satellite trackers at Taronga Zoo and released off the shores of Lord Howe Island in an attempt to unlock the migration secrets of this endangered marine animal.
Wild Regent Honeyeaters, Asian Elephants and Orang-utans are among more than 70 species to be supported by the Taronga Foundation Conservation Field Grants program just announced by the Zoo.
The Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today announced Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s first newborn for the year – a shy and long-legged Przewalski’s Horse foal.
Google today announced that Taronga Zoo will be the first ‘off road’ location in Australia to be captured by Google Street View, via the new Street View Trike.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia is delighted to congratulate Melbourne Zoo on the successful arrival of Australia’s second Asian Elephant calf overnight.
BUSH RATS NEED YOUR HELP and so do we!Help us with the first stages of getting the good native rats of this world, the Bogul back into Sydney Harbour National Park.We need help in preparing the bush land before we can reinstate the natives and erradicate vermin Black Rats.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Giraffe breeding program has welcomed two new arrivals with the birth of a female Giraffe calf in searing 40 degree heat on Friday 20 November 2009 and a male Giraffe born on Thursday 10 December 2009.
The Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor today announced that the festive spirit will be spread to Taronga zoo when animals receive special Christmas treats.
Taronga's animals are perhaps the most spoilt in Sydney. Their keepers clean up after them, the doctor always makes house calls whilst their personal chefs scour the community for the freshest and best quality food on offer.Now local councils have jumped on board, giving the Zoo menu a local flavour as they help collect food for Taronga's remarkable wildlife.
An injured Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest animal, has found its wings again thanks to the help of the Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and Bird Show trainers.

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