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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.
There’s been no shortage of activity and excitement in Taronga Zoo’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary over the past few weeks.
After being tragically orphaned on the road between Wellington and Dubbo last November, this Echidna puggle's life is now looking much brighter thanks to the care of the Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Our King Cheetah Halla’s three cubs are just over three months old now, and have had their 10 week-old health check and vaccinations. They are continuing to grow and develop well under the watchful eye of Halla.

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Big thanks to the volunteers who helped us plant over 400 trees for threatened species at Kincumba Mountain Reserve http://t.co/SuCZu95vHQ
2015 is Year of the Gibbon! Head to our White-cheeked Gibbon keeper chat to learn more about this endangered species. http://t.co/RbvrSvsWBz
Say hello to Siri, a cheetah cub receiving around the clock care at Taronga Western Plains Zoo http://t.co/pZjtolx2Gz http://t.co/1wj1oy2rbX

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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.