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Taronga Zoo staff Kirsty and Brad are currently in Tchimpounga located in the Republic of Congo on Zoofriend & Conservation Fellowships.
Bluetongue lizards become adults at around 3 years of age and they can live to about 30 years old! Imagine if you had one as a pet or a wild one living in your backyard at home, you would have it around until you’re all grown up!
It has been a busy year so far for our group of chimpanzees and we are always excited to see how the infants grow and develop into an integral part of the group.
Elephant in pool
The four new Elephants are already busily exploring their new home to the delight of zoo keepers. Mum, Porntip, and five year old calf, Pathi Harn, arrived on 24 April, whilst Thong Dee and her five year old calf Luk Chai have been at the zoo two weeks, arriving on 1 May.
Cheetah boys
Two male Cheetahs are now calling Taronga Western Plains Zoo home following their transfer from Halls Gap. After completing their quarantine at the Zoo's Wildlife Hospital, the pair moved to the Cheetah exhibit night yards where they quickly settled in, and are now on display.
This week, Taronga Zoo staff released over 1,100 critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog eggs in Kosciuszko National Park as the snow fell over their natural subalpine habitat. The eggs, bred at Taronga Zoo and Zoos Victoria, were released into a variety of natural and artificial pools as well as disease-free enclosures as part of an ongoing recovery effort to bolster population numbers of this rare frog.
Getting regular veterinary check-ups is a normal part of life at Taronga Zoo. It ensures that all animals within the collection receive the best medical care, and are capable of living full, healthy lives.
The problems that the Kibale Fuel Wood Project is addressing are far more complex than I had imagined.
My name is Sarah and I am a wildlife crime analyst. I currently work at TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
I’m visiting the Kibale Fuel Wood Project, which is led by New Nature Foundation directors Rebecca Goldstone and Michael Stern, and has been supported by Taronga through its Field Conservation Program since 2011

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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.