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Suzie the Hippo
The team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of aged Hippo, Suzie on Tuesday.
Patrick, our Victoria Crowned Pigeon, turns a remarkable 37 years old today!
Turtle gets a helping hand
The team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital recently farewelled a patient who had spent the previous month in care recovering from surgery to treat a nasty fish hook injury.
If you ever want to feel inspired about the future of our planet, sit down and listen to what young people have to say!
World Giraffe Day
Today is World Giraffe Day, an opportunity to raise awareness and support for giraffe conservation.
Dental check up for Black Rhino, Kalungwizi
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s female Asian Elephant, Porntip and three Black Rhinoceros were treated this week by a specialist veterinary dentist, Dr Gerard Steenkamp, from South Africa.
Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Researcher Dr Neil Jordan trials his innovative idea to help protect lions in Botswana.
As we celebrate the magnificence of nature on World Environment Day on Sunday, we are asking everyone who is concerned about wildlife to take action to help deliver a sustainable future for animals and people.
Campbell’s alligator lizard is considered the most endangered species in its genus (Abronia).

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RT : Even the resident animals at like to admire the views over #SydneyHarbour (via IG/castlecreative) https://t.co/ylsG4Ozn8f
Weekend priority: nap. Lucy the Wombat has just joined us from #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo and was soaking up some sun https://t.co/NDBKiXOBHd
Hi Jenan, sure are! You can find them here: https://t.co/UyB7nLc0al. Hope you have a great visit! :)

Public Notices

Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.