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Manager of Research and Conservation, Dr Rebecca Spindler is currently out on the Great Barrier Reef with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) to collect coral spawn to add to the gene bank currently housed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Taronga supports a project which aims to establish the first ecological study of Giant Armadillos in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland. The recent field study has found that another little known mammal, the Bush Dog, shares the same habitat. Read the update from Doctor Arnaud Desbiez here.
Our gorgeous echidna puggle Beau is doing very well under the watchful eyes of nurses at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. The youngster has now tripled its size and the nurses and now exposing the puggle to dirt so that Beau can dig and burrow. See the latest photos of the puggle here.
Keeper Wendy has been looking after a very special rat named Pandy. This isn’t your ordinary rat, but a native Australian Black-footed Tree-rat. Read about this outgoing and gregarious youngster here.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park Playground has been nominated for an inaugural Premier’s People’s Choice Award for landscape architecture.
He may be used to soaring through the treetops, but no one was entirely sure how Marco the White-Tailed Black Cockatoo would react to a very different kind of tree.
"Today I was lucky enough to spend my time with the seven young chimps in the Nursery group" - an update from Primate Keeper Katie in Tchimpounga.
After relocating from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in early November, young giraffe Kitoto has found her bearings in the big city.
Taronga’s Indian Star Tortoise breeding group has two new hatchlings. A total of nine Star Tortoises are now housed in the Zoo’s Reptile World, with the four juveniles still too young for display being cared for off exhibit.
Spoil your fur-children this Christmas with some festive puzzles to keep them busy. Keeper Deb from Taronga's Carnivore team shared her craft tips about making enriching treats for your beloved pets.

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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.