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Are animals in the wild happier?? Taronga takes its responsibilities for animal welfare very seriously. We acknowledge the wild nature of animals in our care. This compels us to provide the type of environment and diverse experiences that the animal’s biology has evolved to expect and to cope with. We understand that zoos cannot truly replicate the wild but, as far as possible, we can reproduce the animal’s natural environment and take into consideration the animal’s behavioural and physiological needs.
It’s been a year since George the Loggerhead Turtle was released off Lord Howe Island, yet the Taronga Wildlife Hospital is still keeping an eye on him!
Visitors at the giraffes were delighted not only to see Taronga’s tallest animals, but also to be serenaded by Darren Percival, The Voice Australia runner-up!
For Zoo visitors, it was quite a treat to celebrate this traditional Chinese and popular Australian event and see the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore and the Taronga Foundation Chairman, Maurice Newman, embrace their wild side, handling some of the Zoo’s more scaly animals – all under the watchful eyes of the Zoo keepers, of course.
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.

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Talk about Happy Feet! Our Fiordland penguin, Munro, enjoys a morning stroll with keepers #seeaustralia #happyfeet http://t.co/1tANwzfkZp
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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.