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At approximately 1.30am this morning a fire broke out in a small service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo. A resident across the harbour noticed the flames and alerted the Fire Brigade, which sent crews immediately in response. The crews were able to extinguish the fire by 2.10am. No staff or animals at the zoo were injured in the fire, which occurred in a building used for storage and amenities for waste management staff.
A fire broke out in a service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo overnight. Fire Brigade crews attended and extinguished the fire before 3am. No people or animals were injured in the fire. Preliminary investigations have found no suspicious circumstances.
Their Royal Highnessess, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were introduced to some of Australia’s unique and endangered wildlife at Taronga Zoo today, officially opening the Zoo’s new Bilby exhibit named in honour of their son, Prince George.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited by the birth of two male Oriental Small-clawed Otter pups, born on 24 January 2014.
Australian travellers can now use their smartphone to report illegal wildlife trade, using a world-first app developed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s three Cheetah cubs have made their debut on exhibit to the delight of visitors.
Environment Minister Robyn Parker and Dubbo MP Troy Grant today opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s 10 new luxury African-inspired lodges at Zoofari Lodge, Dubbo.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the successful hatching of two Black-winged Stilt chicks, the first at the Zoo in more than a decade.
Taronga Zoo has very different policies on animal care than the Copenhagen Zoo.
The penguins, named Audrey and Clover, by Taronga veterinary staff during their rehabilitation at the Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital were released in quick succession right into the water at Long Reef Beach.

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