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With the rain came a new arrival, a Przewalski’s Horse foal born on Wednesday, 01 December. Whilst officially this was the first day of summer, the little filly named ‘Solongo’ meaning ‘rainbow’ in Mongolian, arrived into what has been a wet start to the summer season.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open for business as usual despite heavy rain and flooding in the region.
Keepers and animals in the Great Southern Oceans exhibit have recently been in a research program to better understand the hearing range and sensitivity of seals in the Southern Hemisphere.
The wind was amazing! It was a little gusty, but not overly strong; perfect weather to take the Harris Hawks out for a flight in the meadow. Unfortunately the story wasn’t as uneventful as it sounds.
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They’re fast, it’s dark and now keepers have finally counted seven!
Play was in full swing this morning at the Zoo’s elephant exhibit.
Ripley the owl has been part of the Bird Show crew for just over a year now. It doesn't seem that long ago that she was covered in white fluffy down and taken home every night to be hand-raised by one of her trainers and surrogate-mum, Erin.
The Taronga Foundation raised over $340,000 for tigers last Friday at the annual Zoofari fundraiser in a spectacular Marquee at Taronga Zoo overlooking the Harbour.
On Sunday 7 November, keepers arrived at work to find a small surprise on the Bison exhibit, a new-born male calf.

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Thailand has crushed more than 2 tonnes of confiscated ivory http://t.co/fYBYbbGhSI via @TRAFFIC_WLTrade
Sometimes all you need is a hug! Taronga staffer @domarndt91 (Instagram) stopped to say hello to #ChloetheWombat. http://t.co/m4XM5IYJiY
Blush’s joey is starting to peek out of the pouch at Backyard to Bush. Thanks to keeper Kate for the pic! http://t.co/HtvCyEDmHJ

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.