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As I stood in the laboratory at Taronga Western Plains Zoo it was funny to think that we are standing here looking at the Great Barrier Reef
For us humans to use a tool is not an uncommon thing in our day to day lives.
The bush rat (also known as the Bogul) is predicted to have become extinct in Sydney over ninety years ago with the arrival of the first fleet. European people are thought to have damaged and destroyed a lot of the bushland habitat around Sydney (in which the bogul was situated) and may also have killed the Bogul in mistake for the black rat.
Today was just another normal day for all 17 members of the Chimp family, but as keepers were going about their routine. Samaki (a young, up and coming male)was lording over the termite mound and its delicious contents,
Please be assured that extensive testing has found that there are no animals or staff at Taronga identified with infectious TB.
Black Rhino keepers have a big task on their hands teaching three of the Zoo’s Black Rhinos to stand still and parallel to a fence so that veterinary staff can take blood samples from the animal without using anaesthetics.
Taronga’s Asian Elephants awoke to a special treat yesterday morning, as their keepers had put fresh mud in the wallow, and the cooler weather and afternoon showers brought the perfect opportunity to test it out.
If you’re like me, an unfamiliar place on a pitch dark night can be a little intimidating. Add to that a shrill cry, unseen and off in the distance, and the experience can be downright chilling.
After the group returned to their newly renovated exhibit in late September, there was a lot of busy activity while they enjoyed the complexity of the exhibit, testing out all the new climbing structures and the interactive equipment.
Meet Girri! This four year-old Red-tailed Cockatoo has moved from our sister zoo, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, to join the team at Taronga’s Bird Show.

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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.