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It was treats all round for the animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Easter, with keepers providing special egg-shaped piñatas for the animals over the long weekend.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of four Eland calves over the past month. The calves have been born to a mixture of first time and experienced mothers which are all showing great nurturing skills.
Taronga’s amazing Barbary Sheep herd of 18 have all completed their annual health checks.
Recently we got to release one of our more graceful patients back to the wild, ‘Belinda’ a juvenile Black Swan. Belinda had swallowed some carelessly discarded fishing hooks and line. Read more about her recovery and return to Manly Dam.
Looking after Taronga’s gorillas keeps the primate team busy and always looking for new ideas to challenge them. With Easter just around the corner, it was a great opportunity for keepers to get creative and bring a little fun into the gorillas Environmental Enrichment program with an Easter theme.
Happy Sustainable Seafood Day! Why should you care, I hear you ask? There will always be plenty of fish in the sea, or so the old adage goes, but is this true?
Whether they have wings, fluffy tails or long tails, a great way in training your little one is to make special healthy treats and activities they will love you for. Our Carnivore Keeper Deb has come up with a range of activities and treats for your pet birds, rats, mice and rabbits. Read more about keeping your pets entertained here.
Visitor favourite Tuka the Komodo Dragon has been joined by two 16 month old juveniles in the exhibit next door. The two dragons arrived from Los Angeles Zoo recently. Keepers have started using lasers to train the youngsters to station at meal time as sharing dinner can get ugly. Read more about our new residents and how to train a dragon here.
Very little has been know about the Giant Armadillo until now. Taronga helps support a team of Brazilian researchers which have begun understanding the biology of this mysterious creature after extensively filming the Giant Armadillo in its natural habitat for over two years. In a world first the scientists registered the mating and birth on camera.
Gijima the male Cheetah at Taronga Western Plains Zoo took a trip to the dentist recently.

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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.