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Taronga Zoo volunteer Melissa Richards will be running the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon on 18 May to raise much-needed funds for the endangered Sumatran Tiger.
Taronga Zoo’s Melissa Wyatt and Alex Connor were awarded a Zoofriends Fellowship to visit the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park Indonesia, a project run by Taronga Conservation Partner, the International Rhino Foundation. Filled with excitement and keen to learn more about the work being done to help save this critically endangered species, their aim was to provide support by developing a ‘Voluntourism’ proposal.
The past month has been an eventful one for Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with our group of young Red-Eyed Tree Frogs growing bigger and bigger by the day!
Look who is growing up fast! Our youngest goat, Frankie is now seven months old.
The past month has been a busy one for Taronga’s chimpanzee community, with two of our younger chimps celebrating birthdays.
They arrived at Taronga Wildlife Hospital separately, but two Little Penguins are preparing to return to the wild together this week.
Taronga Zoo has recently received 12 female Squirrel Monkeys from a Zoo in France.
Keepers carried out a full census of Taronga’s feathertail glider collection last month and were delighted to see our successful breeding colony is going strong!
This week will see a fur seal invasion of Taronga’s Great Southern Oceans’ Seal Cove exhibit!
We’ve been breeding a number of baby Spiny Leaf Insects at Backyard to Bush. Interestingly, these little creatures are not classified as true leaf insects; they are a species of stick insect, otherwise known as phasmids.

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Public Notices

A fire broke out in a service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo overnight. Fire Brigade crews attended and extinguished the fire before 3am. No people or animals were injured in the fire. Preliminary investigations have found no suspicious circumstances.
Taronga Zoo has very different policies on animal care than the Copenhagen Zoo.
SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION ACT 1989 ZOOLOGICAL PARKS BOARD ACT 1973 AND ZOOLOGICAL PARKS REGULATION 2014 TARONGA CONSERVATION SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.