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Taronga Blogs

Tuesday 15th April 2014
Taronga Zoo’s Cassowaries can now be seen in their refurbished rainforest exhibit. The male and female Cassowaries are sharing separate parts of the exhibit as keepers prepare to move them back together for breeding.
Wildlife Hospital treat injured Wombat
Tuesday 15th April 2014
A wild female wombat is currently receiving treatment at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital after being mauled by a dog.
A giant in the making: Scrub pythons can grow to over seven metres
Monday 14th April 2014
It has been another busy few weeks in Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with the acquisition of some very new animals, enrichment feeds to some very old animals, and the handling and conditioning of a very snappy animal!
Californian Sea lion, Troy
Thursday 10th April 2014
Our Californian Sea lion, Troy has been impressing visitors and trainers alike, with his recent progress on the ball balance behaviour.
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Walking past the Sun Bear exhibit and watching the bears rest, climb or forage it’s hard to imagine Mr. Hobbs had a very sad and frightening beginning to his life.
Black Rhino eye procedure
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's male Black Rhino needed specialised treatment for an eye issue recently.
Red Belly Twist
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Our resident red-bellied black snake, Beyonce, has temporarily moved from Backyard to Bush to Taronga’s reptile area for breeding.
Amazonia has come alive with Squirrel Monkeys
Tuesday 1st April 2014
It’s been a long time since Taronga Zoo has seen all three islands of Amazonia come alive with Squirrel Monkeys.
Australian sea-lion Malie helps celebrate Sustainable Seafood Day
Friday 28th March 2014
Last Friday, the Marine Mammal team took part in celebrations for Sustainable Seafood Day.
One of Taronga's Sumatran Tigers
Tuesday 25th March 2014
Taronga Zoo volunteer Melissa Richards will be running the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon on 18 May to raise much-needed funds for the endangered Sumatran Tiger.