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Elephant barn November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Elephant barn and facility is nearing completion with the construction set to be finished by the end of the year.
Keen-eyed visitors may be fortunate enough to spot a juvenile Eclectus Parrot in the Rainforest Aviary. Hatched mid-August the young female is now fully fledged and can be seen flying around the walk-through aviary.
What!?!? I'm not playing...I'm testing the fun factor. Wind-Up Dinosaur toys are always fun...especially to race.
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary here at Taronga Zoo is becoming something that closely resembles a day-care centre.
Macca and Chuck
We have just begun a big season of bird breeding at Taronga Zoo, with many of our species starting to reproduce at this time of year.
Amargasaurus
Dinosaurs are classified as reptiles, but they have many features that are not found in any living reptile today!
Amargasaurus
Keepers arrived at Backyard to Bush last Wednesday morning to find a little surprise – new piglets!
Kibibi the Hippo calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce that our female Hippo calf has a name! Meet Kibibi, meaning little lady in Swahili, who was named following a call for suggestions on the Zoo’s facebook page.
Keeper with snake
As the weather starts to warm up it is important for everyone to be on the lookout for snakes, adopt necessary safety precautions to minimise the chances of a snake encounter and know how to respond if the situation arises.

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Keep an eye out for some new faces! Northern Nailtail Wallabies recently moved into the Australian Walkabout exhibit http://t.co/8gIZsVnHUN
The mystery is solved! Keepers are able to confirm that our new gorilla baby is a boy. Photo by Rick Stevens. http://t.co/Lf2jCPNuFM
Our thoughts are with our colleagues at @ZoosVictoria after the sad passing of Melbourne Zoo’s Gorilla, Julia.

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.