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Saturday, May 4th, was a wonderful bright day as Taronga staff, volunteers and YATZ (Youth at the Zoo), jumped on a coach and headed off to the beautiful Capertee Valley near Lithgow, home and natural habitat of the endangered Regent Honeyeater.
I noticed when I visited the tigers, which have swapped exhibits with the lions, a couple of black horizontal stripes with a vertical one, on one tiger’s forehead. With my Chinese heritage, the stripes reminded me of a Chinese Character “王” , means “King”, which represents as prowess and admiration. In Western culture, the lion is also seen as a King.
Today only five species of Rhino remain in the world. They are all under threat from poaching shrinking wildness which are the two biggest threats.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new overnight accommodation experience, Billabong Camp, is officially open!
Dubbo is now home to three stunning Black Rhino sculptures created by Sydney-based artists Gillie and Marc Schattner. Read more here.
It is not the first time that I've watched the seal show at Taronga Zoo. Every time I see the show, it refreshes my mind, but one thing is never changed: Taronga’s ambitious efforts for sustainable marine life.
Now they may be cute and small, but Meerkats are actually the most challenging group of animals our Carnivores keepers care for. They are powerful little critters with a very complex social structure. At Taronga’s Meerkat Desert the current alpha female is Nairobi who is very comfortable as leader of the mob. Read this story to learn about how meerkat hierarchy works and Taronga’s mob.
Southern Corroboree Frogs are on the brink of extinction. This year, no wild Corroboree Frog eggs were found during the annual census. Taronga is part of a program to arrest the decline of this vibrantly coloured frog which is dying out due to Chytrid Fungus.
Our bird keepers have released 38 Regent Honeyeaters in Chiltern, Victoria. This spectacular bird once inhabited four states, but due to habitat loss the population has dwindled to less than 1,500 birds. The release of these Zoo-bred birds is very important for the survival of the species. Read this story by Curator Judith Gillespie to learn about the intricacies of the program, including the playing recorded regents’ songs to the Zoo-bred birds.
Taronga would like to congratulate Melbourne Zoo on the recent birth of a male Eastern Bongo calf.

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Global sportswoman Charlotte Dujardin @csjdujardin swapped dressage for Aussie wildlife at Taronga today http://t.co/oTwZew1uxG
Polar Bears facing reality of Global Warming in the Arctic's shrinking sea ice http://t.co/MUVtPgAbHL
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Public Notices

Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.
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