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Recently keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed Tambo, a one year old male Bongo, to Dubbo from Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Tambo has come to Dubbo to join resident Bongo bachelor Kulungu, who is four years old, and has been at the Zoo since 2011.
Keepers are seeing a changing of the guard within the Meerkat group at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, as the 11 year old dominant female Umi starts to show her age.
Over the last 10 days 77 birds bred and reared at Taronga were released into Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park in north-eastern Victoria to bolster the dwindling population of wild birds.
Keepers at Taronga’s Backyard to Bush would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter holidays!
What many don't realise is that giraffe numbers are drastically dropping in the wild, with a decline of up to 40% in the last 10 years.
Today was the day everyone had been waiting for.
Keepers got up early to give the birds a small amount of fresh wombaroo nectar before their big day.
As part of the next stage of Taronga Zoo’s much anticipated new development for Sumatran Tigers, today we had to say ‘see you later’ to our much-loved male tiger Sakti as he embarked on his journey to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
When you head down to Victoria you don't expect the diverse range of native wildlife.
Our Brolga, Billy is still very much enjoying her walks around the zoo. The thing she enjoys more than anything else though is when she can forage for grubs and other insects, which comprises part of her wild diet.

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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.