Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
During a media call for the season launch of the V8 Super Cars at Taronga today, driver Jamie Whincup was having a zoo encounter with a python when he was asked by photographers to pose for a photo with the competition trophy.
Mzungu Giraffe heads to Canberra
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have farewelled female Giraffe, Mzungu who is headed for the National Zoo in Canberra today.
Three endangered sea turtles are currently receiving care in Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital suffering from severe injuries caused by marine debris.
New Elephant facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Throughout the month of February, visitors to Taronga Western Plains Zoo will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and see the new state-of-the-art elephant facility.
Taronga Zoo’s elephants have found a fun way to beat the hot and sticky weather this week, cooling off with a shower and play under the waterfall.
Two koala joeys have become ‘treemates’ at Taronga Zoo, snacking, sniffing and snoozing side-by-side since moving away from their mothers.
Taronga Zoo has begun forming a new meerkat breeding group, welcoming two new males to its meerkat mob.
Zebra foal born 30 December 2014
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited to announce the birth of a female Zebra foal, in the final days of last year on Tuesday 30 December 2014.
As summer heats up, keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been treating Kibibi the Hippo calf to a cooling hose down whilst mother Cuddles enjoys her morning meal.
Taronga’s charismatic 14 month-old chimpanzee, Fumo, has been impressing keepers and visitors with his dexterous use of tools at the termite mound, a behaviour not normally seen in chimps his age. True to his name, which means “spear” in Swahili, Fumo can be seen carefully manipulating branches and twigs into the mound to extract food like mashed sweet potato.

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