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Zoo Adventures summer fun
Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings turn one
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings are celebrating their first birthday this month.
Coral spawning
Senior Reproductive Biologist at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, travelled north to Townsville to participate in the Reef Recovery Program coordinated by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), to continue to conserve of one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, the Great Barrier Reef.
Tasmanian Devil joeys at 10 months old
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Tasmanian Devil joeys have grown substantially in the past 10 months and continue to provide hope for the future of the species.
Now is an incredible time to visit the Gorilla family at Taronga Zoo!
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.

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was on the first flight to Dubbo of the new look Taronga Western Plains Zoo plane http://t.co/y9XJdNuCIY
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's animals feature on a new look Qantaslink plane which took to the skies today http://t.co/0UmimmqlXX
Swift parrot rapidly winging towards extinction http://t.co/5e62REOZ5U via @smh

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.