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Macca and Chuck
Taronga Zoo’s striking Cassowary pair have joined each other on exhibit just in time for breeding season. Chuck and Macca were recently introduced in the dappled Rainforest exhibit next to Taronga’s Lemur Forest Adventure.
Eora the Pelican in training at Seal Theatre
Taronga Zoo’s Great Southern Oceans is home to two Australian pelicans, Mani and Eora.
YATZ planting trees
On Sunday July 27th, teens from Taronga Zoo’s Boral Youth At The Zoo (YATZ) program got together with a local community and celebrated nature.
Gina is back in her cozy avairy
Taronga’s Wedge-tailed Eagle ‘Gina’ is back in her cozy aviary after an extended experimental flight. For the past few days my team and I have been attempting to recover our female Wedge-tailed Eagle ‘Gina’ after she miscalculated during flight in an off-site training session.
Participants in the Makin' TRACKS program
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Education team is excited to announce the commencement of a newly developed program called Makin’ TRACKS.
Taronga nutritionist, Michelle Shaw shows the results of the new blender
Taronga Wildlife Hospital will receive a new commercial grade blender and mixer to prepare food for rescued and rehabilitated wildlife.
Keepers measure Taronga's Green Anaconda
Green Anacondas can grow to be the heaviest snakes in the world, with reports of some reaching close to nine metres and weighing in at nearly 250kg!
Wedge-tailed Eagle Gina
For many of us, getting around is taken for granted. We start crawling, and then eventually start walking. Our level of skill increases with both time and experience, and even then some of us are more graceful than others.
Tom the Ring-tailed possum has built his own nest to keep warm.
Clever little Tom, the Ring-tailed possum, has built his own nest to keep warm this winter.
Zoo Adventures July 2014
Over the past two weeks Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s school holiday program, Zoo Adventures was brimming with eager children keen to learn about animals and the environment, and to participate in some games and art and craft sessions.

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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.
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While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.