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Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are doing something odd in the name of Cheetah Conservation
Angus is a Rufous Owl, and up until recently, was one of the stars of our QBE Free-Flight Bird Show.
As the temperatures started to fall and the first of June arrived many people wondered what our animals do in winter to keep warm.
Taronga Zoo's Senior Vet, Larry, recently helped relocate two Brown Bears from tiny cagwes in Poland.
You wouldn’t think that Funnel-web spiders would ever make use of a paintbrush, but they’re an important tool for spider hygiene.
At Bird Show we are currently training two new additions for our show, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’. ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’, hatched in October of last year and so have a lot of learning and growing up to do.
Jane Goodall visits our chimp group in 2011 to announce the latest chapter in Taronga's long partnership.
Today the staff got together support The Biggest Morning Tea at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
After six months of care with me, Mirrhi has moved to a rehabilitation centre on the NSW south coast to prepare her for release back into the wild.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomes a Galapagos Tortoise hatchling, the first to be born in Australasia

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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.