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Taronga Blogs

Andatu and Ratu
Monday 24th March 2014
Taronga Zoo’s Melissa Wyatt and Alex Connor were awarded a Zoofriends Fellowship to visit the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park Indonesia, a project run by Taronga Conservation Partner, the International Rhino Foundation. Filled with excitement and keen to learn more about the work being done to help save this critically endangered species, their aim was to provide support by developing a ‘Voluntourism’ proposal.
Taronga's Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are growing bigger by the day
Thursday 20th March 2014
The past month has been an eventful one for Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with our group of young Red-Eyed Tree Frogs growing bigger and bigger by the day!
BJ and Frankie
Wednesday 19th March 2014
Look who is growing up fast! Our youngest goat, Frankie is now seven months old.
Addax calf born February 2014
Wednesday 19th March 2014
The breeding success continues at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with the arrival of another Addax calf on 27 February.
Fumo clings on tight to mother, Kuma
Tuesday 18th March 2014
The past month has been a busy one for Taronga’s chimpanzee community, with two of our younger chimps celebrating birthdays.
Little Penguins, Audrey and Clover
Monday 17th March 2014
They arrived at Taronga Wildlife Hospital separately, but two Little Penguins are preparing to return to the wild together this week.
Squirrel Monkey
Monday 17th March 2014
Taronga Zoo has recently received 12 female Squirrel Monkeys from a Zoo in France.
A female feathertail glider with two little joeys
Friday 14th March 2014
Keepers carried out a full census of Taronga’s feathertail glider collection last month and were delighted to see our successful breeding colony is going strong!
Taronga's Seal Show stars are taking a few days off and are currently on display
Monday 10th March 2014
This week will see a fur seal invasion of Taronga’s Great Southern Oceans’ Seal Cove exhibit!
Spiny Leaf Insects have exceptional camouflage
Wednesday 5th March 2014
We’ve been breeding a number of baby Spiny Leaf Insects at Backyard to Bush. Interestingly, these little creatures are not classified as true leaf insects; they are a species of stick insect, otherwise known as phasmids.