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Travel writers from newspapers, the travel industry and online are coming to Dubbo this weekend to write about Zoofari Lodge.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is investigating the recent deaths of White Rhinos in the Zoo herd.
You may remember ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’ from their earlier blog; they might look like giant marshmallows, but these two Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos are being trained for free-flight at the Bird Show.
Happy birthday to our ‘miracle’ calf Pathi Harn! Two years have flown by since we were in awe of when Porntip gave birth to Pathi Harn. The youngster defied the odds and is now thriving!
This year’s Leap Day, on February 29th, we’re hopping into Amphibian Ark’s Leap Day 2012 to spot light some of the success stories we have to tell about our frog conservation programs.
Each morning at Taronga, the first animals I check are our most critically endangered frogs, firstly to maintain the vital quarantine of these animals so later we can return their offspring to the wild.
Jub Jub, Taronga’s Common Iguana has just sired five hatchlings, one male and four females. These are first hatchlings since Jub Jub arrived in 2005.
From early March we want you to discover how beads made by Kenyan tribeswomen can help wildlife in Northern Kenya.
We’re celebrating our 35th birthday! That’s 35 years of memories at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
With the boom of online social networking sites, odds are you know a dating couple who met online. But did you know that zoos have a network too for matchmaking their animals?

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A very fluffy Lesser Sooty Owl chick has recently joined the Bird Show team! http://t.co/kE6SuKXBXH http://t.co/GaRV2VIcx7
Meet our favourite fluff ball, Griffin! This Sooty Owl chick is being hand raised to be an ambassador for his species http://t.co/HHMlBtTIup
Did you know every zebra has a slightly different pattern of stripes? Pic @bradrasmussenphoto (Insta). http://t.co/wNBtnUIfT7

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.