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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.
Today Taronga’s two Sunbears, ‘Victoria’ and ‘Mr. Hobbs’, helped get their teeth cleaned.
Little ‘Twigga’ is a young Short-beaked Echidna currently being cared for by Taronga Wildlife Hospital Nurse, Annabelle.
Taronga’s three young male bilbies, Dougall, Sparky and Yippee, got a head start on Easter this year enjoying their favourite ‘chocolate’ …. mealworms and crickets!
The youngest of Taronga’s chimpanzees, Sule has a special spot for for all of the keepers that look after him.
It’s April Fool’s Day and in the animal kingdom many species are great at using camouflage to fool their natural predators.
For the first time, Taronga Zoo has been able to record the remarkable development of a Swamp Wallaby joey from just two weeks of age. About six and a half months ago Australian Fauna Keeper Lyn with Zoo photographer Lorinda started photographing the finger-sized joey once a week.



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Zarafa couldn’t resist a cheeky drink on a hot day while keeper Jimmy was trying to clean. Photo by Anne Fawcett.
Keepers at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo have been providing care to a remarkable Cheetah cub!

Public Notices

Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
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.