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We’re pleased to report that elephant keeper, Lucy Melo, returned to work at Taronga Zoo in the week before Christmas.
This week Taronga Western Plains Zoo received six young Tasmanian Devils bred at its sister Zoo, Taronga, in Sydney.
If you’ve ever seen an Andean Condor, you’ll known that the South American species of bird is very impressive. These birds can reach an enormous three-metre wingspan, making them one of the largest predatory birds in the world.
Working at Taronga Zoo involves a lot more than feeding of animals and cleaning out their exhibits. As a keeper, one of our most important roles is to speak and act on behalf of the animals in our care. We aim to educate and inspire people to care about the natural environment and the animals that rely on it for survival.
Today, keepers treated the ever-increasing Meerkat troop to an early Christmas treat. The Zoo’s volunteers and Taronga Training Institute students have been busy creating a Christmas-themed enrichment puzzle that would challenge the Meerkats to search and forage for food. The Santa’s sleigh was filled with piñatas and shredded paper along with meal worms scattered in amongst the sleigh’s load.
Taronga is excited to unveil an exciting newly renovated farm playground in the much-loved Backyard to Bush precinct, just in time for the holidays!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and why not spoil your special someone this year with a night at the Zoo that they will never forget.
Summer has definitely arrived and with temperatures already reaching over 30 degrees most days the animals at the Zoo find different ways to keep cool.
The Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) in the Congo first started caring for chimpanzees orphaned by the commercial, illegal bushmeat trade in 1992, nearly 20 years ago.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is helping communities and wildlife in Kenya by funding 21 Wildlife Protection Rangers in the region.

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Public Notices

As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
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.