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Taronga Blogs

The Majestic Cassowary
Thursday 13th June 2013
Taronga’s Keeper have been busy behind-the-scenes with a new male Cassowary that arrived last year. The bird named Chuck was very slowly introduced to a female bird as this species only comes together to mate. There have been good signs so far with the two breeding. Read the latest developments by Keeper Brooke Taylor here.
Thursday 13th June 2013
The Cross River Gorilla is a highly elusive species that lives on the Cross River that straddles the Nigeria and Cameroon Border. Sadly this species is on the cusp of extinction with the biggest threat being hunting. Taronga financially contributes to a project to protect this magnificent animal. During 2012 over 35 patrols removed more than 3000 snares and 1000 bullet casings. Read the full update on this project here.
Thursday 13th June 2013
Qwikila our new Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is proving herself to be quite a character. The adult female arrived from Belfast Zoo earlier this year as part of the international breeding program for this endangered species. Even though she hasn’t been at Taronga for long, keepers report that she has settled in well and been busy making the most of the Australian sun. Find out more about this important new female, here.
Swamp Wallaby joey
Wednesday 12th June 2013
The newest arrivals to be welcomed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are a Swamp Wallaby joey and a Red-neck Wallaby joey.
Tuesday 11th June 2013
For those who are not familiar with Take 3, we are a not for profit group (real people - surfers, divers and beach lovers ) promoting a simple message -"Take 3” pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or anywhere. Our mantra is "Pick it up Bin it Take 3 for the Sea"
Blackback Gorilla Fataki
Tuesday 11th June 2013
Our Gorilla Keepers will be busy today moving Frala, Fataki and Fuzu to an off exhibit area where they will stay for the next few months.
Monday 3rd June 2013
Food is a way to a gorilla’s heart and it doesn't matter what age you are.... Kipenzi, our youngest gorilla, is not only finding her independence and giving Kriba her mother a little more exercise around the exhibit these days, but she is really starting to find her way around the food we provide on a daily basis.
Thursday 30th May 2013
Taronga carnivore keeper Justine normally cares for some of the Zoo’s most dangerous animals, but she has used her Zoo friends Fellowship to trek the jungles of Brazil to help conserve the elusive Lowland Tapir.
Thursday 30th May 2013
Little Charlie the Koala joey is the first Koala joey to emerge at Taronga Zoo this year. He is approximately six months old and is becoming more adventurous as he is spending larger amounts of time outside of his mum’s pouch.
Wednesday 29th May 2013
What do the Water Police, La Trobe University and the Royal Australian Air Force have in common? Give up? Well, they all have a Wedge-tailed Eagle as their emblem, and when you check out the pictures of our new Wedgie, it’s not hard to see why.