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This year Taronga Western Plains Zoo will celebrate 35th years of caring for wildlife on Tuesday 28 February 2012.
Our gorilla group has started off 2012 with two of our females celebrating birthdays. Kimya and Kipenzi are sisters born to mother Kriba and their father, our magnificent silverback, Kibabu.
Local student, Anton Nankivill recently visited the Zoo to present a cheque to the Taronga Foundation following his school’s amazing efforts to raise money for the Koala.
Taronga’s precious male Sumatran Tiger cubs have cracked the 20 kilogram mark. The female, Kartika is just trailing her brothers at a robust 18 kilograms.
On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14 February 2012, the Zoo will be hosting a unique dining experience that is sure to be a night to remember for you and that special someone.
If you were to chat to our bird keepers about breeding and caring for Regent Honeyeaters, there’s one character they often refer to, which has, shall we say, earned a reputation over the years.
With the mercury hovering around the 30 degree mark, our Brazilian Tapir, ‘Tiquie’ got a cooling hose-down from her keeper.
As the human population continues to grow at an estimated nine billion by 2050, it’s clear that there are not enough wild places left for many animals on our planet.
When most people think of nests, they think of birds. Do you know that otters make nests every day?
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.

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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.