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The hottest tickets in town are now on sale at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s main entrance for Zoo Grooves on Saturday 2 October 2010 at 1:30pm during the October long weekend.
Beaver-tails, funnel cakes, baseball, peppers (capsicums!) and skunks. None of these were part of my world until recently, some of these weren’t even part of my vocabulary and in retrospect I think I still wish funnel cakes wasn’t.
Prime Possum and the Saturday Club visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo this week to film segments for an upcoming show.
There’s good news to report from the bird-watchers monitoring the Zoo-bred Regent Honeyeaters in Chiltern, Victoria. We released the birds over four months ago and there are still plenty of them around.
The carnivore keepers are again getting to normal with their animals in their exhibits. The two Snow Leopards, Sabu and Kamala, are the 5 year old offspring of Samarra, the breeding female which stayed in the usual exhibit during the work.
We’ve just finished hosting visits last week by students from around the Western Region who came to celebrate National Science Week.
Kambiri, our little pygmy hippo calf, is progressing in leaps and bounds!! In just over a month, she has more than tripled her birth weight, weighing in at 16.5kg.
Wearing green Taronga shirts and Ocean Rescue caps, Taronga staff took to the streets of Sydney yesterday in the 2010 City 2 Surf.
Last night the Taronga Foundation auctioned the works of 20 renowned contemporary artists. Even with the election just around the corner and uncertain economic times ahead, Sotheby’s was packed with lots of people from the art world showing their support for the Zoo’s vital conservation work.
One of the most common questions we get asked after our Keeper Talk is: “Is that gorilla pregnant?”. The majority of the time the answer is no, “but why do their bellies look so big?”.

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See one of Australia’s rarest birds! Over 70 Regent Honeyeaters are flitting around the Platypus Pools. Pic C Symons. http://t.co/x73lXFypRL
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Public Notices

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.
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.