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Zuleta, Taronga's newly-named Andean Condor chick
It’s been a long time coming, but our Andean Condor chick has finally been given a name – Zuleta.
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.

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While the #SydneyStorm rages on, Holly the koala enjoys her mid-afternoon nap. Koala fur is waterproof! http://t.co/75KMWFYzfX
Someone is enjoying this weather! Our giraffes are catching raindrops with their tongues #SydneyStorm #SydneyWeather http://t.co/TNYLuShIeW
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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.