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Hippo calf needs a name
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Hippo calf is thriving under the watchful eye of mother, Cuddles. The female calf has almost doubled in weight since birth and is starting to gain more confidence and strength in its legs, especially on land.
Taronga Zoo’s big cat keepers had the chance to say a big thank you to a Sydney schoolgirl who helped raise more than $500 to support Sumatran Tiger conservation.
Addax calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a female Addax calf to the herd on 15 September 2014.
Wee-Wak was loved by many, and is survived by Patrick the last remaining Victorian Crowned Pigeon in the country.
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.

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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.