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You wouldn’t think that Funnel-web spiders would ever make use of a paintbrush, but they’re an important tool for spider hygiene.
At Bird Show we are currently training two new additions for our show, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’. ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’, hatched in October of last year and so have a lot of learning and growing up to do.
Jane Goodall visits our chimp group in 2011 to announce the latest chapter in Taronga's long partnership.
Today the staff got together support The Biggest Morning Tea at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
After six months of care with me, Mirrhi has moved to a rehabilitation centre on the NSW south coast to prepare her for release back into the wild.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomes a Galapagos Tortoise hatchling, the first to be born in Australasia
On Monday 23rd of May, Yrs 5 & 6 went to Manly for Habitat Day for Project Penguin. When we arrived we went to Collins Flat Beach and did a beach map, a survey of the beach and bush regeneration.
François Leaf-monkey Keo-co was born in late January. Since this time he has grown up fast.
This week Taronga Western Plains Zoo staff were excited to announce the launch of the Taronga Teachers Association (TTA) with an event held at the Zoo.
On Wednesday, May 18, Year Five went to Taronga Zoo for Project Penguin.

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Public Notices

As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
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.