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Zebra and Onagers have made a move!
With the support of a Taronga Field Conservation Grant an initiative known as the ‘Sharksafe Barrier’, is being trialed in ‘Shark Alley’, Gansbaai, South Africa.
Describing a Binturong can be a challenge – they are a tree dwelling, fruit eater with a prehensile tail, long shaggy fur, and nocturnal habits. They also happen to smell like popcorn!
The announcement overnight of the birth of a female Sumatran Rhino brings hope to a species on the edge.
The Pygmy Python, otherwise known as the Dwarf Python or the Anthill Python, is the smallest Python in the world!
Taronga employees got involved in conservation at a local level with a beach cleanup at Whiting Beach just below the Zoo.
Keeper Ian Anderson tells us what was involved behind the scenes that lead to the birth of Australia's first ever Greater One-horned Rhino calf.
Disused rail corridors are being transformed into habitat for the critically endangered Regent-Honeyeater and other native animals in the Hunter Region.
Taronga is supporting a combined effort to better understand wild populations of vultures in Tanzania.
The first litter of African Wild Dogs since 2009 have made their public debut just in time for the school holidays!

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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.