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French Rugby Union’s Sebastien Chabal known by all as ‘The Caveman’ came to Taronga Zoo today to fulfil a wish to meet some of Australia’s native wildlife.
Western Lowland Gorillas are critically endangered, with wild gorilla numbers down by 80%.
If you’re planning to come and watch the Ausgrid Seal Show any time soon, there’s one little seal that’s sure to impress. While this particular seal might be small compared to the other seals, Ronnie is certainly a star in his own right.
Bleary-eyed at 6:30am on a Sunday morning, the Flying Komodos began to build their force on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour in what was going to be a very big day of Dragon Boat racing.
Meet the newest ‘star’ at our Reptile World! Not only is the hatchling a Star Tortoise, but this is only the second time Taronga’s Reptile Keepers have bred this species in 30 years.
Colourful gifts soon to stock our shelves are ensuring a bright future for wildlife in Northern Kenya. How? Next time you visit one of our Zoos you can purchase stunning traditional beadwork made by women in remote Kenyan communities. These communities rely on livestock to survive, but this livestock competes with local wildlife like giraffe and zebra for food and water. The beads provide an alternative income.
Moving house can be a busy time for even the most organised of people, so when it came time for our Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroos to move into their brand new home, we wanted to make it as smooth as possible!
Taronga Zoo staff took a dragon to the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade last Sunday as the official Charity Partner of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival for 2012.
Our young condor chick has begun to be more mobile these days. In preparation for her big move from her condor crèche to aviary life, she has been having forays out into the big wide world.
Following that crazy storms over the weekend, the weather has now started to warm up again with the sun out and temperatures over 30 degrees.

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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.