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Today was an exciting day for the Zoo’s Education Centre as we were able to talk to school students in Alaska about Tasmanian Devils and the Zoo’s participation in the regional conservation program via satellite video conferencing.
Watching the ground-breaking Black Rhino research unfold last week, I was amazed at how the process of anesthetising a Rhino, moving her onto a makeshift table and then seeing the procedure take place to collect embryos was so seamlessly organised.
You may have watched the Bird Show before and seen Stellar, the Black Kite, or Dixie, the Whistling Kite, but hopefully you’ll soon be able to see our newest addition, Zephyr, the Brahminy Kite.
Tree Planting for Regent Honeyeaters in Capertee Valley
The reptile keepers at Taronga Zoo’s Reptile World watched five little rhinoceros iguanas hatch from their eggs in late April. So far, all of them are thriving. The keepers have successfully hatched and reared over 100 of these iguanas in the past, so they’re well-versed in the breeding and raising of this species.
At almost five months old, Seba the Red Panda cub is becoming much more confident about venturing in to his forest-themed home at the Zoo’s Rainforest Trail
Last week, frog specialists from Taronga Zoo, NSW National Parks, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary gathered in the frosty alpine region of Mount Kosciuszko to help ensure the survival of the Critically Endangered Corroboree Frog.
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.

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Public Notices

As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
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.