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As a Media Officer for Taronga Zoo, one of the greatest things about my job is working closely with our keepers to let the world know about the animals they care for.
The youngest member of our Gorilla group, Kipenzi, is doing well and at only six weeks old, is growing fast.
Breeding season is coming to end and our penguin colony has now grown to 71 Little Penguins. Fourteen of the penguins born this year have already joined in with the adults and another five are in the penguin crèche learning to feed from Keepers.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Tasmanian Devils are into their fourth breeding season since arriving at the Zoo in late 2007.
Yesterday was another highly successful moment in our work to trim our youngest giraffe, Jimiyu’s, hooves.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed an Eland calf on Tuesday 1 February 2011. The little female is doing very well and has already started to mingle with the older calves from last year’s breeding season.
A special celebration is taking place today for Kufara the Black Rhino which turns one this week! Kufara was born on Thursday 17 February 2010 to first-time mother Bakhita and is the second generation of Black Rhinos to be born at the Zoo.
We had an eventful start to 2011 when our newest Red-tailed Cockatoo, Keer-Jan-Dee, flew away.
There is a little romance in the air at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with the arrival of Emiko, a female Oriental Small-clawed Otter which has come from a Zoo in Japan to join Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s male, Harley.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s staff are going for a roll on the bowling greens to raise funds for conservation programs for the critically endangered Tenkile or Scott’s Tree Kangaroo.



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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.