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The African Lion, Lazarus, who arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in November 2012, recently made his debut on exhibit.
Taronga Zoo has welcomed new residents into its growing wildlife community with the birth of three Fennec Fox kits, the first litter to be born to a new breeding pair from Europe.
This week Taronga Wildlife Hospital was given the rare opportunity to release a Westland Petrel, Red listed by Birdlife international as a vulnerable species, back into the wild!
After having the opportunity to chat to the volunteer palaeontologists, I was looking forward to spending a day at the zoo seeing the new Dinosaurs in the Wild exhibition.
A family hen, large egg and inquisitive boy lead to an egg-normous scientific finding!
With six new infant chimpanzees at the Tchimpounga sanctuary this year, the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo is almost overflowing. In order to reduce the number of chimpanzees removed from the wild and brought to the sanctuary, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is focusing its efforts on community-based education.
Recently, Sam and I were lucky enough to help with the release of four more chimpanzees on Tchindzoulou Island.
Backyard to Bush’s newest arrival is a 3 year old male miniature goat. He is stylish, good looking and the girls love him... so what better name for him than Gucci!
Construction at Billabong Camp continues to progress well with the opening of this new immersive bush camping experience set to be in mid April 2013.
As Valentine’s Day nears closer, love is in the air at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

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New study shows birds can sniff out their own species by the smell of their feathers http://t.co/FDHxIdjIV7 via @ausgeo
Our baby chimpanzee has been named ‘Sudi’, a Swahili name meaning “success” or “luck” http://t.co/4222nLqeXi http://t.co/mWwVP1y8JV
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Public Notices

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.