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For those who are not familiar with Take 3, we are a not for profit group (real people - surfers, divers and beach lovers ) promoting a simple message -"Take 3” pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or anywhere. Our mantra is "Pick it up Bin it Take 3 for the Sea"
Our Gorilla Keepers will be busy today moving Frala, Fataki and Fuzu to an off exhibit area where they will stay for the next few months.
Food is a way to a gorilla’s heart and it doesn't matter what age you are.... Kipenzi, our youngest gorilla, is not only finding her independence and giving Kriba her mother a little more exercise around the exhibit these days, but she is really starting to find her way around the food we provide on a daily basis.
Taronga carnivore keeper Justine normally cares for some of the Zoo’s most dangerous animals, but she has used her Zoo friends Fellowship to trek the jungles of Brazil to help conserve the elusive Lowland Tapir.
Little Charlie the Koala joey is the first Koala joey to emerge at Taronga Zoo this year. He is approximately six months old and is becoming more adventurous as he is spending larger amounts of time outside of his mum’s pouch.
What do the Water Police, La Trobe University and the Royal Australian Air Force have in common? Give up? Well, they all have a Wedge-tailed Eagle as their emblem, and when you check out the pictures of our new Wedgie, it’s not hard to see why.
This year the Zoo’s Education team has started Project Water Rat on the back of the success of Project Platypus, to raise awareness for the species.
Fanana, is an eight month old male Giraffe which is currently awaiting to go on the trip of a lifetime to neighbouring New Zealand.
There has been a number of breeding successes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo over the past couple of months with births in the Eland, Barbary Sheep and Addax herds.
News from northern Victoria about Taronga Zoo’s contributed to the third release of critically endangered Regent Honeyeaters is very positive.

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Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo welcomes a male Giraffe calf #cute #zoobaby http://t.co/REFycEsyvS http://t.co/Q7MwOCKaIY
Jantan keeps warm with a hot bottle of herbal tea on #WorldOrangutanday! http://t.co/rLfDZJMwB7 http://t.co/osuMADoohE
Tourists have spotted a rare "Blonde" Penguin in a colony in Antarctica http://t.co/74cFvM8QMy via @NatGeo

Public Notices

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.
SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION ACT 1989 ZOOLOGICAL PARKS BOARD ACT 1973 AND ZOOLOGICAL PARKS REGULATION 2014 TARONGA CONSERVATION SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.