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Episode 6 - Chimp breeding & Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies

It’s the last episode of Wild Life at the Zoo, from plans to produce chimpanzee offspring to visiting a colony of Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies, this episode reveals the emotional highs and lows of a life dedicated to caring for wildlife.

Episode 5 - Fennec Foxes, White Rhimoceros & Munroe

In this week’s episode, a pair of Fennec Foxes becomes parents for the first time, a White Rhinoceros arrives from Victoria to provide support for Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s pregnant rhino and viewers meet a very special penguin with very happy feet.

Episode 2 – Koala Joey & Lazarus the lion

Share the emotional journey and sleepless nights with keeper, Nick who becomes a surrogate father to Tallow the koala joey. Being a koala keeper may seem like one of the cuter and cuddlier jobs at Taronga, but rearing a koala which has been rejected by its mother, is one hard job. It requires 24 hour dedication and is a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows.

Episode 1 – Sun Bear and Indian Rhinoceros

The first episode of Series Two is gritty, at times confronting but ultimately uplifting. It tells the story of the cruel wildlife trade and the former life of Taronga’s Sun Bear, Mr. Hobbs. This much loved Taronga bear was rescued from the Cambodian restaurant trade before he could be dismembered to create Bear Paw Soup.

Jimmy Sanders: Senior Keeper, Ungulates

Jimmy has been working as a keeper at both Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoo for the past twelve years. During this time he has specialised in managing a wide variety of Ungulate species including Giraffe, Zebra, Pygmy Hippopotamus and bongo.

Episode 7

Taronga is part of a breeding program to make sure endangered Tasmanian Devils remain on this planet. In this week’s episode of Wild Life at the Zoo, female Tasmanian Devil ‘Nina’ has mated with two feisty males, so who sired the precious Tasmanian Devil joeys?

Episode 4

A young female Giraffe leaves Dubbo’s Western Plains Zoo, for the trip of a life time, an ocean voyage across the Tasman Sea to join a breeding program in New Zealand.

Meet the Keepers

Meet some of Taronga's dedicated Keepers that feature in 'Wild Life at the Zoo' here. Learn about how they got into Zoo Keeping, why they're passionate about widlife and their most exciting and inspiring Zoo moments.

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