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Before you pack up your swag and head into the bush to experience native Australian wildlife, you should check out what’s in your own backyard.
You may be familiar with the phrase “a hard nut to crack”, but what about an egg?! There is one bird that specialises in just this, the Black-breasted Buzzard.
I received an email today from the Earth Hour team asking me what inspires me to protect the planet, and it got me thinking… I think this year Earth Hour theme “uniting people to protect the planet” has really hit the mark
Today over 130 school students were learning about wetlands, the importance of healthy eco-system and how to be a responsible fisherman at an outdoor educational workshops at the Zoo.
Renowned chef Matt Moran began his T-QUAL Tick Tour around Australia on Friday night, staying over at Taronga’s Roar and Snore with his family to experience the zoo at night.
Banksia the Koala joey is continuing to grow and develop under the watchful eye of mother, Lilli Pilli.
Konira our Andean Condor chick has gradually been shedding her fluffy down. She hatched out looking like a fluff ball, but now she is a mix of feathers and down. Konira is three months old and about half way to becoming a fully-feathered bird.
There was a different bird on the tarmac of the Dubbo airport over the weekend, when a QantasLink plane featuring images of Rhinos and Giraffes flew in on Saturday morning to celebrate the Zoo’s 35th birthday.
It is hard to believe that just one year ago NJ the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling created history when it hatched and became the first Galapagos Tortoise hatchling in Australasia.
The three Meerkat pups born in February this year have recently started to emerge from their den. The pups are very bold, venturing out much earlier than other litters.

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Ring-tailed Lemurs have powerful scent glands and can use their unique odour for communication. Pic by @PaulaIannitti http://t.co/vEOil1l1WF
Our three Otter pups in Dubbo are growing up they are now 11 weeks old! http://t.co/AGiBoPzzoR
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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.