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A whopping 100 kilogram Green Turtle had a fantastic end to the year, making a full recovery at Taronga Wildlife Hospital and splashing back into the open ocean this week.
When most people think of the Bird Show, it is naturally birds that spring to mind, however the team is currently experimenting with something different. His name is ‘Richie’; he is seven months old and … is a Common Ring-tailed Possum!
This has been an exciting week for our gorilla group as they were treated to some Christmas enrichment.
This year, Christmas has brought with it a bittersweet gift for Taronga Keeper Megan Flowers, who has been hand-raising an orphaned Red Kangaroo joey named ‘Penny’ for the past five months.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo will be holding an open day at the Wildlife Hospital on Wednesday 22 February 2012 where visitors can take a tour of the facility led by one of the Zoo’s vets.
Taronga’s Bird Keepers are celebrating the hatching of a very precious Andean Condor chick. The parents Connie and Bruce are the only breeding pair in Australasia and Bird Keepers were hopeful that this breeding season the pair would produce two offspring.
Taronga’s newest arrival explores the outside world for the very first time.
Snakes! Rock stars! Cockatoos! Harbour views!
Just recently, the team from the South Luangwa Conservation Society sighted a baby elephant trapped in the mud of the Kapani Lagoon with her mother, which had also got stuck trying to save her.
Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos’ wonderful keepers care for amazing animals and get closer to them than anyone else.

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“Have I got something in my teeth?” Wombats like Chloe have rodent-like front teeth that never stop growing! http://t.co/8Sg1cfwWGk
RT @ZoosVictoria: It's been a week of ups & downs...we've also welcomed a baby pygmy hippo to our zoo family #baby #melbournezoo http://t.…
Keep an eye out for some new faces! Northern Nailtail Wallabies recently moved into the Australian Walkabout exhibit http://t.co/8gIZsVnHUN

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.