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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.
It was fitting that Nala made her debut at our Ausgrid Seal Show on Sustainable Seafood Day as she’ll play an important role in educating our Zoo visitors about making seafood choices to keep our oceans healthy. After all, Nala and her wild cousins need Fish4Life too!!
In just one short week, the Beads for Wildlife campaign has already generated a lot of interest with many visitors keen to purchase a piece of beadwork knowing that it will support communities and wildlife in Northern Kenya.

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Keep an eye out for some new faces! Northern Nailtail Wallabies recently moved into the Australian Walkabout exhibit http://t.co/8gIZsVnHUN
The mystery is solved! Keepers are able to confirm that our new gorilla baby is a boy. Photo by Rick Stevens. http://t.co/Lf2jCPNuFM
Our thoughts are with our colleagues at @ZoosVictoria after the sad passing of Melbourne Zoo’s Gorilla, Julia.

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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.