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Today, 22nd March is International Biodiversity Day. Biodiversity is a very important aspect of wildlife conservation since it is the engine which keeps the natural world running, yet it is easy to overlook.
Koko
Keen observers of Taronga Zoo’s chimpanzee community may notice two chimps, Koko and her daughter Kamili, are currently absent from our Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Volunteer Tour Guide Training
It's the 25th Anniversary of Volunteer week, at Taronga we're celebrating the power of volunteers, with over 600 volunteers across Sydney and Dubbo and another 400 youth volunteers we have a lot to celebrate.
A juvenile Squirrel Glider named Maluka is helping Taronga tell the story of surviving Squirrel Gliders around Newport – Barrenjoey. Maluka, which means Boss Man, is now playing a vital role as an ambassador for his species at the Zoo’s Education Centre after being hand-raised for three months by keeper, Jen Tate.
Taronga's Andean Condor chick ventures out on display
It’s been six months in the making, but our Andean Condor chick has finally started to join proud parents, Bruce and Connie on display.
Photo by Dean Ingwersen
Recently, Regent Honeyeaters have been spotted inside the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo on two separate occasions.
Children from KU Petersham Preschool with their Wild! Rhinos classroom display
Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos project has generated plenty of interest – and some amazing artworks – from the children at KU Petersham Preschool.
Macheo turns one
Macheo the White Rhino calf is celebrating a special milestone on Wednesday 14 May – it’s his first birthday! Macheo was born to mother, Mopani in the early hours of the morning this time last year and has flourished ever since. At birth he weighed just 50kgs but now weighs an estimated 300kgs!
Madagascar is an amazing place and we have already learnt so much about this country and its amazing flora and fauna.
Birubi practicing his wrestling skills
Birubi is one of Taronga’s young male Red Kangaroos – and he’s growing up fast!

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Nora the Explorer is now swimming just off Gosford! http://t.co/JrwvFyYn1a http://t.co/vzDuI7kuNc
Tree Kangaroo joey Nupela is all grown up and is now exploring on her own. Watch: http://t.co/QtuNYv0ueV
Green Anacondas have been known to tip the scales at nearly 250kgs, so keepers had their hands full weighing ours http://t.co/j7VzsUhWoC

Public Notices

A fire broke out in a service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo overnight. Fire Brigade crews attended and extinguished the fire before 3am. No people or animals were injured in the fire. Preliminary investigations have found no suspicious circumstances.
Taronga Zoo has very different policies on animal care than the Copenhagen Zoo.
SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION ACT 1989 ZOOLOGICAL PARKS BOARD ACT 1973 AND ZOOLOGICAL PARKS REGULATION 2014 TARONGA CONSERVATION SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.