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Early this morning we discovered that our female Francois Langur, Saigon, wasn't carrying her infant, Ganju. Unfortunately, while searching the exhibit, we found Ganju on the ground showing no signs of life. He was rushed to our Wildlife Hospital, however, our veterinarians confirmed the langur had died early today.
Taronga Zoo's Project Penguin 2010 kicked off today! The first half of the Primary School Students from around Manly visited the Zoo to begin learning all about their locally endangered Little Penguin colony.
Rhinos are born without horns - for obvious reasons! The first horn begins to grow within a week or two, followed by the rear horn developing at around three months of age.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is supporting Rhino May Day to help raise awareness for the plight of the five Rhino species in the wild.
Volunteers and keepers spent yesterday afternoon and today tracking the 43 Regents that we have sent out into the wild.
Time has flown by as keepers try to keep up with baby Francois Langur, Ganju’s amazing progress. Yesterday, he celebrated his three week birthday, a big milestone in any infants life.
Our White Rhinoceros herd is doing well with Nadira the last calf born at the Zoo recently turning two. She’s getting closer to being the same size as her mother.
Monday's Qantas flight to Albury carrying the second group of 21 Regents was delayed due to thick fog, with the temperature plunging down to 1.5C!! Glad I was there last week!!
Amala, the Greater One -Horned Rhinoceros arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo last year from Los Angeles. She is a future breeding partner for Dora, our adult male Greater One-Horned Rhino. Amala is only four years old and weighs approx 1200kgs. We will consider introducing this pair when Amala is a little older and approaching 1600kgs. Amala has settled into her new home quite well and is becoming comfortable with her daily routine.
Today we had a very sad reminder of just how vulnerable our precious native wildlife is. A male Common Wombat was bought to Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital late yesetrday after being hit by a car.

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Taronga's Regent Honeyeater breeding program boosts population of criticaly endangered bird http://t.co/7GFe7XDmMw
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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.