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We’ve been breeding a number of baby Spiny Leaf Insects at Backyard to Bush. Interestingly, these little creatures are not classified as true leaf insects; they are a species of stick insect, otherwise known as phasmids.
When we last checked in with our Andean Condor chick, she weighed 3600 grams at just under two months. Now after three months, she is an incredible 6280 grams!
The final chick for Taronga Zoo’s 2013-2014 Little Penguin breeding season is in our crèche learning to hand feed, making a total of 20 for the season!
We are very saddened by the passing of Casey the Leopard Seal.
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital watched in delight recently as seven Eastern Long-necked Turtle hatchlings emerged from their eggs.
Taronga is working with Himalayan Nature to protect key habitats for the endangered fishing cat in Nepal, as part of the Taronga Field Conservation Grants program.
Taronga’s Research and Conservation Coordinator, Monique Van Sluys is currently in Nepal where Taronga is working with Himalayan Nature to protect key habitats for the endangered fishing cats.
He may be missing an eye, but that hasn’t hurt Tortuga’s appeal with zoo visitors.
We are very much saddened by the passing of Jasiri the African Lion. Jasiri has been at Taronga Western Plains Zoo since 2002 and was popular amongst keepers and visitors.
As Piglet from ‘Winnie the Pooh’ once said, “It’s hard to be brave when you’re only a very small animal”. But every chick, no matter how big or small, eventually has to leave the nest and for our yet-to-be-named Andean Condor chick, it appears that time is now.

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Kibibi the Hippo calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is starting to come out of the water more often now http://t.co/acYwNKCifO
Last week we released two Little Penguins with @OEHmedia, #npws and Manly Penguin wardens. Watch the release here: https://t.co/pRqpe3b5OH
One of our reptile keepers has just returned from Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra. Read his amazing story here: http://t.co/oAKWLRbhTi

Public Notices

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.
A fire broke out in a service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo overnight. Fire Brigade crews attended and extinguished the fire before 3am. No people or animals were injured in the fire. Preliminary investigations have found no suspicious circumstances.
Taronga Zoo has very different policies on animal care than the Copenhagen Zoo.