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Often I tell people that when I was a young keeper the very last thing I wanted to do was to work with primates. Not because I did not like them but I felt they would be to hard to understand, too complex, too difficult.
With the rain came a new arrival, a Przewalski’s Horse foal born on Wednesday, 01 December. Whilst officially this was the first day of summer, the little filly named ‘Solongo’ meaning ‘rainbow’ in Mongolian, arrived into what has been a wet start to the summer season.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open for business as usual despite heavy rain and flooding in the region.
Keepers and animals in the Great Southern Oceans exhibit have recently been in a research program to better understand the hearing range and sensitivity of seals in the Southern Hemisphere.
The wind was amazing! It was a little gusty, but not overly strong; perfect weather to take the Harris Hawks out for a flight in the meadow. Unfortunately the story wasn’t as uneventful as it sounds.
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They’re fast, it’s dark and now keepers have finally counted seven!
Play was in full swing this morning at the Zoo’s elephant exhibit.
Ripley the owl has been part of the Bird Show crew for just over a year now. It doesn't seem that long ago that she was covered in white fluffy down and taken home every night to be hand-raised by one of her trainers and surrogate-mum, Erin.
The Taronga Foundation raised over $340,000 for tigers last Friday at the annual Zoofari fundraiser in a spectacular Marquee at Taronga Zoo overlooking the Harbour.

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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.