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Winter is steadily imposing itself on Sydney and the temperatures are dropping. Some of us may crank up the heat, whilst others may don a ‘snuggie’, but what about birds?
Today I was unbelievably lucky to see the equivalent of zoological hidden treasure here at Taronga Zoo.
A Little Penguin which nearly suffocated due to a fishing net was rehabilitated by Taronga Wildlife Hospital and released back into the wild!
Taronga frog specialists are getting ready to take 500 zoo-bred Southern Corroboree Frog eggs back to the Kosciuszko National Park.
Over at Backyard to Bush we’ve commenced some exciting renovations to the playground and water play area just outside the barn.
Our Sumatran Tiger cubs are now over eight months old and still pilling on the pounds. All three have hit the 40 kg mark, which puts female cub Kartika near the half way mark of her expected 90kg adult weight. However male cubs Sakti and Kembali could reach up to 120kg when they’re fully grown.
Breakfast time at the Giraffe exhibit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is busy with 10 Giraffes all vying for the best position at the food box when the horse pellets get poured in. The Giraffe are feed a mixture of hay, carrots, horse pellets and tree branches during the day.
It’s World Tapir Day...what I hear you ask? They are one of the most amazing animals that have roamed the earth for 34 million years. They’re literally living fossils, but most people have no idea what they are! On World Tapir Day, hear from two of our zoo keepers who devote their days to looking after these unique, but sadly threatened species.
One of the Zoo’s most recent mothers, Lilli Pilli the Koala is celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time.
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.

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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.