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Sometimes our Green Tree Frog, Snozberry, doesn’t think about personal space!
The future for rhinos is looking bleak with official figures released yesterday by South Africa confirming that last year was the worst on record for rhino poaching.
I've been reading my new favourite book, Five Little Platypuses, one of the storybooks we just got in.
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.

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Climate change may push a sixth of species to extinction, a new study finds http://t.co/RKHksbodvK via @smh
Today we hosted a symposium to discuss ways to promote the use of segregated certified sustainable Palm Oil. http://t.co/S9TRXR5ZwG
Taronga is proud supporter of two @WhitleyAwards winners Arnaud Desbiez and Inaoyom Imong. Congratulations to both! http://t.co/TLh09HWlos

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.