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Taronga Blogs

Taronga's Andean Condor chick at 3 months
Thursday 27th February 2014
When we last checked in with our Andean Condor chick, she weighed 3600 grams at just under two months. Now after three months, she is an incredible 6280 grams!
One of our Little Penguin chicks
Tuesday 25th February 2014
The final chick for Taronga Zoo’s 2013-2014 Little Penguin breeding season is in our crèche learning to hand feed, making a total of 20 for the season!
Casey the Leopard Seal
Thursday 20th February 2014
We are very saddened by the passing of Casey the Leopard Seal.
Eastern Long-necked Turtle hatchlings
Thursday 20th February 2014
Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital watched in delight recently as seven Eastern Long-necked Turtle hatchlings emerged from their eggs.
Protecting key habitats for Fishing cats in Nepal with Himalayan Nature
Monday 17th February 2014
Taronga is working with Himalayan Nature to protect key habitats for the endangered fishing cat in Nepal, as part of the Taronga Field Conservation Grants program.
Friday 14th February 2014
Taronga’s Research and Conservation Coordinator, Monique Van Sluys is currently in Nepal where Taronga is working with Himalayan Nature to protect key habitats for the endangered fishing cats.
Tortuga the koala
Monday 10th February 2014
He may be missing an eye, but that hasn’t hurt Tortuga’s appeal with zoo visitors.
Jasiri the African Lion
Wednesday 5th February 2014
We are very much saddened by the passing of Jasiri the African Lion. Jasiri has been at Taronga Western Plains Zoo since 2002 and was popular amongst keepers and visitors.
Bird keeper Erin weighs the Andean Condor chick
Thursday 30th January 2014
As Piglet from ‘Winnie the Pooh’ once said, “It’s hard to be brave when you’re only a very small animal”. But every chick, no matter how big or small, eventually has to leave the nest and for our yet-to-be-named Andean Condor chick, it appears that time is now.
Sule on babysitting duty with little Fumo. Photo by Tracey Dierikx
Wednesday 29th January 2014
There’s been no shortage of activity and excitement in Taronga Zoo’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary over the past few weeks.