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Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community play an important role in efforts to conserve and protect our environment and Taronga wanted to say thank you for making the green in the Rainbow Flag shine.
Meerkat Enrichment
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Meerkat troop were treated to a new toy recently, a specially made enrichment feeder that was constructed by one of the Zoo's volunteers.
Last week Taronga took a giant step for environment with the help of our partners, Woolworths - we announced our first-ever involvement in a carbon offset project.
It’s a boy! Taronga’s ungulate keepers are proud to announce our new Eastern Bongo calf born on 8 February is a healthy male.
For the last fortnight social media has been a flutter with one question – “is it blue and black, or white and gold”? And although the answer is clearly white and gold, regardless of what the original dress claims, this question has generated mass interest. This could partly be because we as humans are a very visual species. But how would the dress appear to a bird, for example the parrot family?
Don’t be surprised if on your next trip to Taronga you find yourself sharing a path with more than just keepers and other visitors!
Mpenzi the Black Rhino turns 10
Over the past week, keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been celebrating two milestone birthdays for Black Rhinos, Mpenzi and Kufara, who turned 10 and five respectively.
Platypus released back to the river
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital received a Platypus recently after it was found a little lost at the golf course.
Our Bird Show team is full of stars, but sadly today it is a little less bright as we say farewell to Howard the Barn Owl
Taronga’s primate keepers were very saddened to say goodbye to the Zoo’s much-loved Mueller’s Gibbon, Mary, today.

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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.