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Learning Traditional Indigenious Games
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, 15 staff from Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Education team participated in Traditional Indigenous Games training through a program called ‘Yulunga’ run by the Australian Sports Commission.
Swamp wallaby joey in care
An orphaned Swamp Wallaby joey is currently being hand raised by keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
California Sea lion, Michi inspects the new enrichment toy
Behavioural enrichment plays a very important role in the care of all of Taronga’s animals.
Zuleta, Taronga's newly-named Andean Condor chick
It’s been a long time coming, but our Andean Condor chick has finally been given a name – Zuleta.
Today, 22nd March is International Biodiversity Day. Biodiversity is a very important aspect of wildlife conservation since it is the engine which keeps the natural world running, yet it is easy to overlook.
Koko
Keen observers of Taronga Zoo’s chimpanzee community may notice two chimps, Koko and her daughter Kamili, are currently absent from our Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Volunteer Tour Guide Training
It's the 25th Anniversary of Volunteer week, at Taronga we're celebrating the power of volunteers, with over 600 volunteers across Sydney and Dubbo and another 400 youth volunteers we have a lot to celebrate.
A juvenile Squirrel Glider named Maluka is helping Taronga tell the story of surviving Squirrel Gliders around Newport – Barrenjoey. Maluka, which means Boss Man, is now playing a vital role as an ambassador for his species at the Zoo’s Education Centre after being hand-raised for three months by keeper, Jen Tate.
Taronga's Andean Condor chick ventures out on display
It’s been six months in the making, but our Andean Condor chick has finally started to join proud parents, Bruce and Connie on display.
Photo by Dean Ingwersen
Recently, Regent Honeyeaters have been spotted inside the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo on two separate occasions.

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This Barn Owl has been released back into the night sky after rehab at our Wildlife Hospital. Photo: Daily Telegraph http://t.co/TRRNhKlKxV
It was nothing but blue skies (and a giraffe) today on the first day of Spring! http://t.co/GuC6umO9Hl
Researchers find the percentage of seabirds birds consuming plastic is increasing at an alarming rate. http://t.co/t4M0rigRnQ via @ABCNews

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.