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Taronga’s hippo keepers tried out some new enrichment feeders for our two adorable Pygmy Hippos, Fergus and Kambiri, this week.
Addax calf born 27 November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed yet another Addax calf in the last week of spring with a male Addax calf born 27 November 2014.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.
Giant Armadillo’s are HUGE stars! The Giant Armadillo is one of the least known armadillo species and the Giant Armadillo Project team has been working hard with support from a Taronga Field Conservation Grant to uncover the life history of this shy animal.
Chris Dryburgh recently travelled to Sumatra, on a Conservation Fellowship to take part in the ‘Way Kambas National Park Sumatran Tiger Habitat Regeneration’ Project supported by a Taronga field conservation grant.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.
Rhino poaching in 2014 a terrible record
Today is a sad day as reports out of South Africa state a record number of rhinos have been poached this year. To date, 1020 rhinos have died at the hands of poachers in South Africa alone, compared to last year when 1004 rhinos were killed.
Hey Everybody! Just remember over the summer to drink plenty of water, wear plenty of sunscreen, plus your hat and sunglasses. Also, shady trees are the best to sit under☺️. Be Sun Smart and Slip! Slop! Slap!
Taronga Zoo is home to three beautiful Eastern Bongo (also known as Mountain Bongo), the youngest of which has recently become a fully fledged member of Taronga.
Elephant barn November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Elephant barn and facility is nearing completion with the construction set to be finished by the end of the year.

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Public Notices

As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
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.