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As soon as Courtney the keeper lets them run outside in the morning, Pepper, the female, and Sari, the young male, rush to their breakfast - but not Emas.
It may be winter here in Sydney but that’s not stopping the chimp family from enjoying the great outdoors….especially the younger members of the group, Sule and Sembe.
Taronga’s Backyard to Bush precinct plays home to some of our closest neighbours, and provides an opportunity for Taronga’s talented keepers to tell the zoo’s visitors about the resident animals
Our resident Orang-utans, Jantan and Willow, are exploring their brand new enclosure at Taronga Zoo. Read more about their move, and how the playful pair is settling in.
At Taronga Zoo, we’ve been lucky enough to have four Tasmanian Devil joeys born to mother, Nina, last year, and we’re giving all of our Facebook fans a chance to name one of these playful youngsters.
I recently saw this paragraph about vet nurses doing the rounds, and it certainly made me stop and think about a bunch of very talented Wildlife Veterinary Nurses that work at Taronga Zoo.
Taronga Zoo was recognised as a Bronze Level Partner of the NSW Government Sustainable Advantage Program on Monday 23 July.
Recently two of our female Meerkats, Akiki and Mwali, celebrated their 1st Birthday.
I touched a shark! Yep a real, living, breathing shark. For the record, it wasn’t a Great White, but rather a Port Jackson Shark, which is considered harmless to humans, but it was a shark none the less.
Fur coats, extra weight and heating lamps are all part of warming up for winter for Taronga’s wildlife.

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Counting all these guys would drive you batty! http://t.co/y9VwGR1ssl Pic Bruce Thompson. http://t.co/HLVwcULWKm
Thanks to those who visited our Zoomobile in Martin Place for #NationalThreatenedSpeciesDay! http://t.co/o6K6uLILKB http://t.co/9AOpt5sqOz
The sun is out so come and see our Zoomobile at Martin Place raising awareness for #NationalThreatenedSpeciesDay. http://t.co/8FjmKYj9yc

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.