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Our much-loved Brazilian Tapir, Tiquie, has been in training recently ahead of her move to a new home at Darling Downs Zoo in Queensland.
Sydney is home to one of the world’s most venomous creatures, the Sydney Funnel-web Spider. As the weather warms so does your chance of encountering these typically underground dwellers.
Over 1000 Nepalese villagers have now received training in how to protect livestock and crops and avoid conflict with Himalayan bear species through a Taronga Field Conservation Grant.
We’re offering a fun new experience for our guests at Backyard to Bush, with the Aussie Bush Talk at our Red kangaroo yard each day at 11.30am.
NAIDOC Week was celebrated in the last week of Term at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, as it is usually celebrated in September in Dubbo.
There must be something in the water here at Taronga’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary!
As we continue gearing up for Taronga’s first bird festival, the bird department is also busy preparing for the coming breeding season including continuing our work with the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.
Black Rhino
Today is World Rhino Day and all around the world, in the face of the poaching crisis devastating the world’s Rhinos, people are taking action. Our colleagues at Zoo Dvur in the Czech Republic today are burning their stockpile of rhino horn (www.burnhorns.org/en/) . They’re joining other zoos at Port Lympne, Howletts Wild Animal Park, Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine, Zoo Wroclaw, Zoo Bratislava and Zoo Plzen.
World Rhino Day 2014
Get involved with World Rhino Day at Taronga Western Plains Zoo this weekend from 20 – 22 September and help celebrate and raise awareness for Rhinos.

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Experienced father, Lazarus, keeps an eye on one of his mischievous lion cubs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. http://t.co/vayaG2MXTk
He may only be a few months old, but our Australian Sea-lion pup Max already knows how to strike a pose! http://t.co/WvhDQirxRn
“Have I got something in my teeth?” Wombats like Chloe have rodent-like front teeth that never stop growing! http://t.co/8Sg1cfwWGk

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.