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Taronga Zoo has become a hugely popular vantage point to view Sydney’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks, but many visitors ask what happens to our animals during the celebrations.
A Little Penguin will get to celebrate Christmas in the wild after being nursed back to health at Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Hospital.
Our baby chimp has a name! We welcome ‘Fumo’ to our chimpanzee community. As the weeks pass, he is growing steadily bigger and stronger and becoming increasingly familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary here at Taronga Zoo.
The Addax calf that had a rocky start to life after he was orphaned at birth is continuing to progress well under the watchful eye of its keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Keepers are delighted by the arrival of three new Zoo babies this summer. Born across December the Addax calf, Wapiti fawn and Zebra foal are bringing a whole lot of cuteness into 2014.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia claimed one of the top honours at the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award Ceremony last week, winning the award for ‘Excellence in Not for Profit Volunteer Management 2013’.
A young New Zealand Fur Seal attacked by a shark in July has survived against the odds to find a new home at Taronga Zoo.
A fledgling Southern Boobook is recovering at Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Hospital after being found with a fractured left leg beside a road at Cherrybrook.
Since the birth of these three Cheetah cubs, Halla has been an impeccable mother, which is exceptionally pleasing considering this is her first attempt.
Following on from the overwhelming response to the recent educational initiative – Aussie Animals Collectable Album and Cards – Woolworths and Taronga are excited about the arrival of the latest edition of Aussie Animals - Baby Wildlife Aussie Animals.

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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.