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Taronga Zoo used fat-derived stem cell therapy on a Snow Leopard’s arthritic knee, becoming the first zoo in Australia to use this technology on a big cat.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating being named best ‘Major Attraction’ at the NSW Tourism Industry Awards at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse last Friday night.
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza - the single largest project in the Zoo’s 33 year history.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza officially opened today.
Taronga’s newborn female Asian Elephant calf was officially named ‘Tukta’ today, a Thai name meaning ‘doll’.
The calf is Taronga’s first female and it is the fifth calf born to the Australian Conservation Management Plan for these endangered elephants.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park children’s playground has won the Kidsafe 2010 National Playspace Design Awards for public playspaces in regional parks.
Six Australian Pelicans were released at Chinaman’s Beach today by Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff who cleaned the birds caught in an oil spill at Newcastle.
Taronga Zoo has established a breeding pair of rare White-cheeked Gibbons as part of Australasian regional efforts to support the critically endangered primate.
Tragically, Sumatran Tigers are on the brink of extinction with only 300 remaining in the wild, due to poaching, the illegal trade in tiger parts for traditional medicines and habitat loss. Less than 4000 Tigers of all sub-species are believed to remain in the wild. Read about Taronga's commitment to safeguarding a future for these stunning big cats.

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