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Students from Orana Heights Public School in Dubbo are wild for Rhinos and have been busy decorating their rhino sculpture ready for the trail!
Given its namesake, it’s not surprising that Taronga’s Bird Show boasts a wide variety of birds, from hawks to parrots to vultures and even chickens. But along with those stars of a feathered variety are of course our rats.
Taronga Zoo veterinarians have applied a fresh set of bandages to one of the smaller victims of the NSW bushfires – a bandicoot with burns on all four of its feet.
Spring has sprung at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and many tiny faces are starting to emerge from deep within the pouches of their mothers.
Taronga’s new Tasmanian Devil joey got its first health check this week.
The excitement continues for Taronga’s Primate keepers since the birth of a healthy chimpanzee baby 12 days ago!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital is currently caring for three Emu chicks which were found orphaned in the wild.
Students at St Pius X Primary School went wild recently, dressing up as animals all in the name of raising funds for Rhino conservation.
NJ the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling has been growing steadily over past three years.
In October, four Tasmanian Devils from Taronga Western Plains Zoo were transferred to their new home at San Diego Zoo in the United States.

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This Brush-tailed possum is being hand raised by a keeper in Dubbo. He's continuing to grow and now weighs over 300g! http://t.co/vbRT155uW2
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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.