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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 oprah.com/Australia.
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.
Keepers and animals in the Great Southern Oceans exhibit have recently been in a research program to better understand the hearing range and sensitivity of seals in the Southern Hemisphere.
An orphaned baby wombat is receiving round the clock care at Taronga after its mother was killed on a highway. The little female Common Wombat joey, now named ‘Mirrhi’, was rescued from along the Hume Highway where its mother had been struck and killed by a car.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of a male Bison calf, which was born on Sunday 7 November 2010 in the early hours of the morning.

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