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The Zoo’s Project Platypus community conservation education program will start its second year with a field day for primary school students in May on the banks of the Macquarie River.
The Galapagos Tortoise at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are enjoying new surroundings in their night house after it underwent a major transformation recently thanks to the students and teachers at the Orana Juvenile Justice Centre, Lincoln School.
Two dead sea gannets, a dead pelican, a disfigured turtle and injured penguin. Not a great first sentence and not a great few weeks for marine wildlife.
After a long trip, new keepers, new language and a new home, Kibali has finally settled in, but there is a new girl knocking at his door.....
The Zoo’s Siamang Ape pair, Puteri and Saudara, have enjoyed some special Easter treats at the Zoo today.
There's a new kid on the block, well a new blackback gorilla. Kibali is 11years old and came from a zoo in France with his carer Jean Pascal on January 24th.
We’re delighted that a juvenile male gorilla named “Kibali” from France has joined our Western Lowland Gorilla group. ‘Kibali’ is an 11 year old adolescent, known as a blackback and in years to come will lead our gorilla family as a Silverback.
We don’t normally get the blues on our birthdays but this March our Asian Small-clawed Otters did.
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.

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“Have I got something in my teeth?” Wombats like Chloe have rodent-like front teeth that never stop growing! http://t.co/8Sg1cfwWGk
RT @ZoosVictoria: It's been a week of ups & downs...we've also welcomed a baby pygmy hippo to our zoo family #baby #melbournezoo http://t.…
Keep an eye out for some new faces! Northern Nailtail Wallabies recently moved into the Australian Walkabout exhibit http://t.co/8gIZsVnHUN

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.