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After our Bird Show, it is not uncommon that people will come down and ask us just how we train our birds. How do we get them to display their amazing behaviours? And, how is it that they do not fly away? The answer is easy, positive reinforcement.
On Sustainable Seafood Day (18th March 2011), we’re excited about the announcement by Woolworths to stock certified sustainable seafood. This makes it even easier for our supporters and shoppers to make informed choices and help keep our oceans healthy. The full Woolworths’ announcement is here.
This commemorative day takes place every year on 13 March, the aim of the day is to draw attention to one of the most remarkable species on our planet. See how taronga's herd celebrated their national day.
A Zoo themed special will air tonight on Catalyst, ABC 1 at 8:00pm.
The Youth at the Zoo got their hands dirty for Clean Up Australia Day.
Australia’s best-selling author, Bryce Courtenay will be on hand at ‘Raising Rhinos,’ Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Fundraising Ball on Saturday 7 May 2011.
As a Media Officer for Taronga Zoo, one of the greatest things about my job is working closely with our keepers to let the world know about the animals they care for.
The youngest member of our Gorilla group, Kipenzi, is doing well and at only six weeks old, is growing fast.
Breeding season is coming to end and our penguin colony has now grown to 71 Little Penguins. Fourteen of the penguins born this year have already joined in with the adults and another five are in the penguin crèche learning to feed from Keepers.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Tasmanian Devils are into their fourth breeding season since arriving at the Zoo in late 2007.

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Improved bush burning methods in the East Kimberley have been hailed for the resurgence of Gouldian finches https://t.co/WMOBi2HmAf via@snwa
Threatened frog is now a spawn star https://t.co/8qTUepTcSh
Winter isn’t coming for Roy and Lybos! While Sydney shivered today, Taronga's two Chaco Tortoises stayed toasty warm https://t.co/Eo46KNTHjQ

Public Notices

Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.