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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.
While many people make a new year’s resolution to lose weight, for NJ it is all about gaining weight and continuing to grow and develop at a steady pace.
Taronga Zoo has become a hugely popular vantage point to view Sydney’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks, but many visitors ask what happens to our animals during the celebrations.
A Little Penguin will get to celebrate Christmas in the wild after being nursed back to health at Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Hospital.
Our baby chimp has a name! We welcome ‘Fumo’ to our chimpanzee community. As the weeks pass, he is growing steadily bigger and stronger and becoming increasingly familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary here at Taronga Zoo.



This orphaned Ringtail Possum has made an amazing recovery since arriving at our wildlife hospital last month!
ABC reports why elephants rarely get cancer
Meet the newest arrival at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo - a female Ring-tailed Lemur baby named Imerina!

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.