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Taronga’s Backyard to Bush is now home to a new juvenile lace monitor named ‘Shaw’.
It was a very exciting morning for the Chimpanzee community at Taronga Zoo today. Keepers put giant Christmas bon bons and a array of different sized presents in the sanctuary.
Taronga’s hippo keepers tried out some new enrichment feeders for our two adorable Pygmy Hippos, Fergus and Kambiri, this week.
Addax calf born 27 November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed yet another Addax calf in the last week of spring with a male Addax calf born 27 November 2014.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.
Giant Armadillo’s are HUGE stars! The Giant Armadillo is one of the least known armadillo species and the Giant Armadillo Project team has been working hard with support from a Taronga Field Conservation Grant to uncover the life history of this shy animal.
Chris Dryburgh recently travelled to Sumatra, on a Conservation Fellowship to take part in the ‘Way Kambas National Park Sumatran Tiger Habitat Regeneration’ Project supported by a Taronga field conservation grant.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.
Rhino poaching in 2014 a terrible record
Today is a sad day as reports out of South Africa state a record number of rhinos have been poached this year. To date, 1020 rhinos have died at the hands of poachers in South Africa alone, compared to last year when 1004 rhinos were killed.
Hey Everybody! Just remember over the summer to drink plenty of water, wear plenty of sunscreen, plus your hat and sunglasses. Also, shady trees are the best to sit under☺️. Be Sun Smart and Slip! Slop! Slap!

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Experienced father, Lazarus, keeps an eye on one of his mischievous lion cubs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. http://t.co/vayaG2MXTk
He may only be a few months old, but our Australian Sea-lion pup Max already knows how to strike a pose! http://t.co/WvhDQirxRn
“Have I got something in my teeth?” Wombats like Chloe have rodent-like front teeth that never stop growing! http://t.co/8Sg1cfwWGk

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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.