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A fire broke out in a service building on the perimeter of Taronga Zoo overnight. Fire Brigade crews attended and extinguished the fire before 3am. No people or animals were injured in the fire. Preliminary investigations have found no suspicious circumstances.
Taronga Zoo has very different policies on animal care than the Copenhagen Zoo.
SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION ACT 1989 ZOOLOGICAL PARKS BOARD ACT 1973 AND ZOOLOGICAL PARKS REGULATION 2014 TARONGA CONSERVATION SOCIETY AUSTRALIA
While you’re out and about you may notice that some of Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos may have apparently wandered away from their locations.
Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the 4,000 remarkable animals in our care.
Taronga’s goal is to protect and secure a future for wildlife, and our zoos manage animals according to the welfare needs of individuals, and the sustainability of the populations in our care.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's veterinary and laboratory investigations have confirmed White Rhino, Digger passed away due to acute liver failure.
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are saddened by the passing of the young male White Rhino, Digger, who passed away suddenly on Monday 13 January 2014.
Roads and Maritime will install a concrete median safety barrier (60 centimetres high) along the existing median on Spit Road, between Medusa Street and Pearl Bay Avenue, Mosman. The first stage of this work will be carried out over a continuous 48 hour period from 8am on Thursday 2 January 2014 to 8am on Saturday 4 January 2014. For alternate travel arrangements please...
Taronga Zoo’s elephant keeper Lucy Melo, who was injured 12 days ago, has made excellent progress in her recovery and was released from hospital last night. The zoo confirmed she was in good spirits and was commencing a period of rehabilitation.

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Yesterday we released this juvenile Albatross back into the wild! http://t.co/SfGTTLbefc