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Human-tiger conflict is sadly a big issue in several parts of the world. Our Sumatran tigers are great ambassadors for their species, and Taronga is helping out with programmes designed to safeguard the future of tigers worldwide.
It’s an exciting time for our gorilla family - our youngest gorilla Kipenzi is growing up. Over the last few weeks keepers have been fortunate enough to see Kipenzi growing, not only in size, but in confidence.
Like Ord before him, Fitzroy, a member of our Sulphur-crested Cockatoo flock, is gearing up for something new at the Bird Show. With their yellow crests and raucous squawks, it is easy to see why these parrots are known as being loud and energetic, embodying the stereotypic concept of Aussie larrikin antics.
I never thought I would be writing a blog from the Republic of Congo, but this is where I will call home for a few months. A pair of our keepers have travelled to Tchimpounga, a Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Africa. Follow their journey here.
Taronga staff are very excited to have welcomed a new female Giraffe to the Sydney herd. Kitoto is a two-year-old that has grown up at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.
Today, Kitoto the giraffe embarked on a big trip from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, her new home.
It’s not every day you get spat on by a dinosaur, but students from Richmond North Public School had a Dilophosaurus do exactly that to them and enjoyed every minute of it.
Sir David Attenborough has recently named Australia’s Northern Quoll as one of the endangered species he would take on his Ark– perhaps this is the wake-up call that a lot of us need to recognise the importance of our unique wildlife.
Zoo Keepers spend hour brain-storming, making and setting-up puzzles and activities for our animals which keep them mentally and physically stimulated. But just how many of us do the same at home for our beloved pets? Keeper Deb who works with our carnivores gives you some handy hints on how to keep your pets happy and lively during the day when you can’t be at home.
Taronga’s newest nocturnal animals have arrived in the brand new exhibit – just in time for Halloween!



Zarafa couldn’t resist a cheeky drink on a hot day while keeper Jimmy was trying to clean. Photo by Anne Fawcett.
Keepers at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo have been providing care to a remarkable Cheetah cub!
Climate change affects wildlife too! Join us March today. Starts 12.30 at the Domain #ClimateMarch

Public Notices

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.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.