Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
Sitting by the river as the sun sets, vervet monkeys playing cheekily in the trees above and a herd of elephants casually browsing nearby, I have the opportunity to reflect on the experiences of the last two weeks. Impressed by the honesty and integrity of the people I have met and the sheer spectacle of the landscapes this region is blessed with, there is no doubt that South Luangwa would be a poorer place without the helping hand of SLCS.
Backyard to Bush is now home to eight male Electric Blue Cichlids to help promote responsible pet ownership
In late May we departed towards Namibia’s northwest with the ambition of supporting GCFs long-term field research focused on the desert-dwelling giraffe – and of course seeing them in the wild! We had no idea what to expect and we certainly weren't disappointed.
Recreating the raptor taming scene from Jurassic World with Taronga keeper and three Quokkas
Zoo keepers around the world have been recreating this famous scene of Chris Pratt taming a trio of Velociraptors and we couldn’t resist joining in the fun!
Northern Rangelands
Thursday July 31 is World Ranger Day, a day to honour and thank the brave and tireless men and women, who risk their lives on the frontline protecting wildlife.
Did you know Sydney Funnel-web Spiders make trip-lines of web radiating out from their burrows’ entrance? These act as a doorbell; as a cockroach, beetle or other food item, touches the trip lines, vibrations travel down the web to the spider.
Giraffe eating carrot
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s first ever litter of lion cubs have been a favourite for visitors since they went on display in May. The three lion cubs, one male and two females, were born on the 28 February 2015 to first time mother Maya and experienced father Lazarus.

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This little one is getting a helping hand at Taronga Wildlife Hospital after being rescued at Macquarie Park https://t.co/kb9kQbceUm
Rangers adopt modern technology for Mountain Gorilla census: https://t.co/cWptSZmbkC
Chili bombs used to protect both elephants and farmers in Namibia: https://t.co/aFpqbd6rVI via

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As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.