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An Australian Pelican has had a second reprieve after being treated twice at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital.
A few days ago, young Luk Chai , Taronga’s first elephant calf, was busy adjusting the Elephant exhibit’s fittings to suit himself.
It’s a little rainy outside today, but the animals haven’t seemed to notice.
In our family of eight gorillas, we have four youngsters. Our youngest is Mahali who turned two in August. Mahali has recently become a very independent and is embracing his new found freedom and confidence. Every day he’s moving further away from his mother, Mouila.
I’m Amy, a vet nurse at Taronga Zoo. I started off here as a zoo keeper and was lucky enough to get some casual work at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital, and since those days 11 years ago I haven’t looked back.
Our Pygmy Hippo calf ‘Kambiri’ is growing up and no longer has the daily supplementary feeds from Zoo Keepers to give mother, ‘Petre’, a helping hand.
Taronga is celebrating 94 years of introducing people to wildlife!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is mourning the passing of Yum Yum, our much loved African Elephant. We estimate Yum Yum at 42 years of age, she has been the matriarch of the African Elephant herd at Taronga Western Plains Zoo since they first arrived on the 12th December, 1977.
Hi, bird trainer Brendan here, the one on the exchange program in Canada. Working over seas gives me so many opportunities to work with animals I have never trained before, from skunks, to yak, to raccoons and … Violet Turacos!? Never heard of the word turaco before? I don’t blame you, neither did I until I came here. The species I am working with is also called a Violaceous Plantain-eater, but I suppose that doesn’t help you either.
The first of the spring babies has arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and it’s covered in stripes!



. reports mystery of giraffe's long neck solved
Keeper Sam got some unexpected help while putting fresh mulch in our tree kangaroo exhibit this morning.
Echidnas like our photogenic friend Rudi don't have teeth, but their amazing snouts can sense insects.

Public Notices

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.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.