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Christmas has come and gone and as we look at how our young chimpanzees are growing, we wonder where the time has gone!
It may look cute, but in real life it's no picnic for Sun Bears in South East Asia.
As the fireworks lit up the harbour to bring in the year 2000, something special was happening at Taronga.
Having received a Zoo Friends Conservation Fellowship, I have recently returned from Way Kambas National Park, in Sumatra’s south-east. Here, I ran a workshop on the identification and surveying of the species of Frogs, Toads, Turtles and Tortoises likely to be found in the Park.
Taronga Keeper Alison Smith has been chosen to join the Team Taronga Trek for the Wild, a 10-day Sumatran travel adventure that will help support vital wildlife conservation projects in Sumatra.
Who would of ever thought, that something like this washed up thong on the beach, could be made into art?
Taronga’s Backyard to Bush is now home to a new juvenile lace monitor named ‘Shaw’.
It was a very exciting morning for the Chimpanzee community at Taronga Zoo today. Keepers put giant Christmas bon bons and a array of different sized presents in the sanctuary.
Taronga’s hippo keepers tried out some new enrichment feeders for our two adorable Pygmy Hippos, Fergus and Kambiri, this week.
Addax calf born 27 November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed yet another Addax calf in the last week of spring with a male Addax calf born 27 November 2014.



Our vet nurses are caring for this orphaned possum – with a little help from a toy kangaroo!
Birthday congratulations #MelbourneZoo on 153 years of dedicated care for wildlife
Albatross Island: the remote outcrop where conservation counts – in pictures via .

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.