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A stunning new Bilaburang (‘platypus’ in the Wiradjuri language) Mural now is a feature of the Australian wildlife section at Taronga Western Plains Zoo following its unveiling today.
Check out what we are doing in the Congo to help chimpanzees!
For Lulu, life is just one big adventure. At 59 years of age, Lulu is the oldest member of our chimp group.
Zoo Grooves is happening again on Saturday 1 October and it’s approaching fast!
The other day when we let the chimps out into their exhibit, Sule, our 3 ½ year old male, picked up a stick and went straight to the dipping pot
Taronga’s chimpanzees are completing health screening in their exhibit.
Lubutu, the group’s dominant male, has taken to asserting himself this week, letting all in the near vicinity know exactly who is boss! He impresses the group with large and very loud displays of his strength and power. As he watches over his family, many a Chimp will come to him for comfort and support when the time comes for them to move back to their renovated exhibit.
Find out what one of our school teachers is doing in Sri Lanka to help local communities and wild elephants.
In recent decades, hundreds of amphibian species around the world have rapidly declined or disappeared due to a number of threats including exotic disease and habitat loss
Taronga’s Australian Nightlife Keepers got a surprise during a Yellow-bellied Glider’s routine check-up when Zoo vets noticed that the female was carrying a tiny joey in her pouch!



Our vet nurses are caring for this orphaned possum – with a little help from a toy kangaroo!
Birthday congratulations #MelbourneZoo on 153 years of dedicated care for wildlife
Albatross Island: the remote outcrop where conservation counts – in pictures via .

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.