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Seal Keeper Ady recently returned from a voyage to Antarctica. She was onboard a cruise ship sharing her passion and knowledge of the amazing animals that call this frozen continent home. Ady said that there were so many once in a life time experiences, but her breath was absolutely taken away when she stood Salisbury Plains surrounded by hundreds of thousands of King Penguins. See some of the incredible photos and hear about her adventure to Antarctica here.
Taronga’s Keeper have been busy behind-the-scenes with a new male Cassowary that arrived last year. The bird named Chuck was very slowly introduced to a female bird as this species only comes together to mate. There have been good signs so far with the two breeding. Read the latest developments by Keeper Brooke Taylor here.
The Cross River Gorilla is a highly elusive species that lives on the Cross River that straddles the Nigeria and Cameroon Border. Sadly this species is on the cusp of extinction with the biggest threat being hunting. Taronga financially contributes to a project to protect this magnificent animal. During 2012 over 35 patrols removed more than 3000 snares and 1000 bullet casings. Read the full update on this project here.
Qwikila our new Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is proving herself to be quite a character. The adult female arrived from Belfast Zoo earlier this year as part of the international breeding program for this endangered species. Even though she hasn’t been at Taronga for long, keepers report that she has settled in well and been busy making the most of the Australian sun. Find out more about this important new female, here.
The newest arrivals to be welcomed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are a Swamp Wallaby joey and a Red-neck Wallaby joey.
For those who are not familiar with Take 3, we are a not for profit group (real people - surfers, divers and beach lovers ) promoting a simple message -"Take 3” pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or anywhere. Our mantra is "Pick it up Bin it Take 3 for the Sea"
Our Gorilla Keepers will be busy today moving Frala, Fataki and Fuzu to an off exhibit area where they will stay for the next few months.
Food is a way to a gorilla’s heart and it doesn't matter what age you are.... Kipenzi, our youngest gorilla, is not only finding her independence and giving Kriba her mother a little more exercise around the exhibit these days, but she is really starting to find her way around the food we provide on a daily basis.
Taronga carnivore keeper Justine normally cares for some of the Zoo’s most dangerous animals, but she has used her Zoo friends Fellowship to trek the jungles of Brazil to help conserve the elusive Lowland Tapir.
Little Charlie the Koala joey is the first Koala joey to emerge at Taronga Zoo this year. He is approximately six months old and is becoming more adventurous as he is spending larger amounts of time outside of his mum’s pouch.

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Public Notices

A fire broke out in a service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo overnight. Fire Brigade crews attended and extinguished the fire before 3am. No people or animals were injured in the fire. Preliminary investigations have found no suspicious circumstances.
Taronga Zoo has very different policies on animal care than the Copenhagen Zoo.
SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION ACT 1989 ZOOLOGICAL PARKS BOARD ACT 1973 AND ZOOLOGICAL PARKS REGULATION 2014 TARONGA CONSERVATION SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.