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The new meerkat exhibit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is under construction and progressing well.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s male Sumatran Tiger, Satu, recently had his annual health check, receiving a clean bill of health.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo celebrated a special milestone on Friday as Kibibi the hippo calf turned 1!
The adventure begins as Team Taronga touch down in Medan at 8:30pm on a very balmy Friday night after a short stint at Singapore airport.
Members of Youth At The Zoo (YATZ) and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) Roots and Shoots program came together to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Taronga is about to mark a century of not-for-profit work bringing people and wildlife together.
The Taronga Zoomobile headed out to Trunkey Creek last week to present workshops on threatened species to children from local schools.
The efforts of two of Taronga’s Volunteers were recognised last week as part of in The Centre for Volunteering’s NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards program.
Scientists from the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health at Taronga and Zoo reptile specialists are preparing to search in the Bellinger River area to find out what species may be carrying the virus killing the now critically endangered Bellinger River Snapping Turtles.



Happy International Zoo Keeper Day to all of our hard working and dedicated Zoo Keepers!
During a Little Penguin release last December we accidentally let go of more than just penguins.
Our new Seal Presentation has certainly been causing a splash! Check it out this long weekend

Public Notices

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.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.