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Taronga’s Herpetofauna department is celebrating the birth of three Night Skinks (Liopholis striata), which have proven to be some very big babies!
Surreal, there’s no other word for it. On Easter Sunday, Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited Taronga Zoo and opened the new Bilby exhibit named in honour of their son, Prince George.
Truffles the Long-nosed Potoroo joey may be small, but she is being groomed for a big role in keeping the Australian bush healthy.
Taronga Zoo’s Cassowaries can now be seen in their refurbished rainforest exhibit. The male and female Cassowaries are sharing separate parts of the exhibit as keepers prepare to move them back together for breeding.
A wild female wombat is currently receiving treatment at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital after being mauled by a dog.
It has been another busy few weeks in Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with the acquisition of some very new animals, enrichment feeds to some very old animals, and the handling and conditioning of a very snappy animal!
Our Californian Sea lion, Troy has been impressing visitors and trainers alike, with his recent progress on the ball balance behaviour.
Walking past the Sun Bear exhibit and watching the bears rest, climb or forage it’s hard to imagine Mr. Hobbs had a very sad and frightening beginning to his life.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's male Black Rhino needed specialised treatment for an eye issue recently.
Our resident red-bellied black snake, Beyonce, has temporarily moved from Backyard to Bush to Taronga’s reptile area for breeding.

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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.