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Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park children’s playground has won the Kidsafe 2010 National Playspace Design Awards for public playspaces in Regional Parks.
Pak Boon is going very well with her pregnancy. We are now at 652 days of gestation. An elephant’s pregnancy is the longest in the animal kingdom.
Well it’s been a year now since our two Orangs moved down to their new home and everything seems to be running as smoothly as it can in Orang World.
It appears that our Zoo-bred Regent Honeyeaters have truly flown the coop.
It has been a while since I have blogged re our Chimp community but the interesting politics continue on a day to day basis.
An Australian Pelican has had a second reprieve after being treated twice at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital.
A few days ago, young Luk Chai , Taronga’s first elephant calf, was busy adjusting the Elephant exhibit’s fittings to suit himself.
It’s a little rainy outside today, but the animals haven’t seemed to notice.
In our family of eight gorillas, we have four youngsters. Our youngest is Mahali who turned two in August. Mahali has recently become a very independent and is embracing his new found freedom and confidence. Every day he’s moving further away from his mother, Mouila.
I’m Amy, a vet nurse at Taronga Zoo. I started off here as a zoo keeper and was lucky enough to get some casual work at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital, and since those days 11 years ago I haven’t looked back.

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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.