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We’re celebrating our 35th birthday! That’s 35 years of memories at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
With the boom of online social networking sites, odds are you know a dating couple who met online. But did you know that zoos have a network too for matchmaking their animals?
After eight weeks settling in to their new home, our four Tasmanian devil joeys are becoming bolder. The three males and the little female have been moved into the Urban Impact enclosure at the Tasmanian Devil Breeding Centre.
French Rugby Union’s Sebastien Chabal known by all as ‘The Caveman’ came to Taronga Zoo today to fulfil a wish to meet some of Australia’s native wildlife.
Western Lowland Gorillas are critically endangered, with wild gorilla numbers down by 80%.
If you’re planning to come and watch the Ausgrid Seal Show any time soon, there’s one little seal that’s sure to impress. While this particular seal might be small compared to the other seals, Ronnie is certainly a star in his own right.
Bleary-eyed at 6:30am on a Sunday morning, the Flying Komodos began to build their force on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour in what was going to be a very big day of Dragon Boat racing.
Meet the newest ‘star’ at our Reptile World! Not only is the hatchling a Star Tortoise, but this is only the second time Taronga’s Reptile Keepers have bred this species in 30 years.
Colourful gifts soon to stock our shelves are ensuring a bright future for wildlife in Northern Kenya. How? Next time you visit one of our Zoos you can purchase stunning traditional beadwork made by women in remote Kenyan communities. These communities rely on livestock to survive, but this livestock competes with local wildlife like giraffe and zebra for food and water. The beads provide an alternative income.
Moving house can be a busy time for even the most organised of people, so when it came time for our Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroos to move into their brand new home, we wanted to make it as smooth as possible!

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was on the first flight to Dubbo of the new look Taronga Western Plains Zoo plane http://t.co/y9XJdNuCIY
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's animals feature on a new look Qantaslink plane which took to the skies today http://t.co/0UmimmqlXX
Swift parrot rapidly winging towards extinction http://t.co/5e62REOZ5U via @smh

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.