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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.
Release tubs for Southern Corroboree Frog tadpoles
Keepers from Taronga Zoo recently returned from Kosciuszko National Park where they released hundreds of Southern Corroboree Frog eggs after another successful breeding season.
Keeper, Stu with Taronga's young male Komodo Dragon
Taronga Zoo’s reptile keepers have taken on the exciting role of taming dragons!
Lima the Siamang Ape turns two
Recently, Lima the Siamang Ape celebrated turning two years old and is now very independent.

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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.