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Size matters? I think not. Check out Pez, our male Australian Hobby. The Australian Hobby is one of this country’s smallest raptors, second only to the Nankeen Kestrel.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Veterinarian, Benn Bryant recently visited the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra to provide veterinary assistance to an adult male Sumatran Rhino with health problems.
We learnt that in 2009, ten Little Penguins were killed by a dog then seven more were killed last year. This is bad because we found out that there are only 60 breeding pairs of penguins in Manly.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a female Giraffe calf born in the night quarters on the morning of Monday 4 April 2011.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has received a special delivery from a Zoo in Hong Kong in the form of two groups of Ring-tailed Lemurs.
YATZ has been running for 10 years, passionately promoting awareness about conservation concerns by running Taronga Zoo’s Eco Fair.
Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff today returned eight healthy Little Penguins to the ocean at Long Reef.
On Saturday 9 April, the Zoo held a celebration of mammoth proportions for Cuddles the African Elephant’s 40th birthday.
Imagine going to the front door to get your morning paper and finding a baby bandicoot on your front lawn! This is how Basil the long-nosed bandicoot came to Taronga Zoo.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Red Panda cub, the 45th of the vulnerable species to be born at the Zoo since 1977.

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Blush’s joey is starting to peek out of the pouch at Backyard to Bush. Thanks to keeper Kate for the pic! http://t.co/HtvCyEDmHJ
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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.