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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.
Umi, the super mum has given birth to another litter of pups, with one male and one female, born on 15 December 2012.
Get some tips from our Zoo Keepers to help keep your pets cool at home in the summer heat!
There have been a number of welcome new additions to our Zoo this year. With the school summer holidays coming up, now is a great time to come and meet the new youngsters which are growing up fast!
The Ghost Bats have settled into their new exhibit in the Australia’s Nightlife prescinct, and have been joined by a new arrival.

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This youngster, nicknamed 'Pippi', couldn’t help kidding around with our ‘goat-pro’ camera. #gopro #goatpro https://t.co/FUqsqRb0uG
Taronga has been tracking endangered sea turtles after they ingest plastic http://t.co/kbaZRUGgOM via @smh http://t.co/yU7DjiEHL2
Meet Thunder! He's the first koala joey for the season at #TarongaWesternPlains. http://t.co/D5xU1gpGRt http://t.co/x9Eiwo9hxJ

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.