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Taronga Blogs

Thursday 6th May 2010
The first group of Regent Honeyeaters arrived in their transport boxes on a Qantas flight at Albury airport yesterday morning. They then made the journey with keepers to the Chiltern release site.
Tuesday 4th May 2010
We arrived in Chiltern late yesterday and have spent today setting up the temporary housing for the Regents. This involved putting up the tents, putting tarps over the tents and constructing branches for perching inside the tents. It is essential that everything is securely in place, as we have heard we might have gale force winds coming our way!!
Monday 3rd May 2010
Youngest calf Pathi Harn spent the time after his bath today making sure that he added a nice dusting of dirt over all that clean skin. This is something all elephants do and often thought to add a nice protective barrier against sun and insects for the rest of the day.
Friday 30th April 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has celebrated World Tapir Day with a daily keeper talk this week. Hundreds of people across during the week came to learn about Tapirs which are the frequently misidentified species.
Friday 30th April 2010
The Regents are all getting on well and are eating from native flowers just as they should be!
Friday 30th April 2010
As the rain fell this morning over Taronga, our female elephant herd chose to take to their moats and waterfalls.
Thursday 29th April 2010
Born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 2008 to Shoshone and Cherokee Bob, Leotie, has been a popular animal in the herd during her time at the Zoo, but now it is time for her to move out of home away from mum and dad. to a new herd.
Thursday 29th April 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s bouncing new Black Rhino calf has now been named Kufara, meaning "happiness” in the African Shona language.
Wednesday 28th April 2010
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Frank Sartor today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to announce the official public debut of Indah the Sumatran Tiger.
Tuesday 27th April 2010
World Tapir Day is a great time to see one of the world's most elusive creatures.Ordinarily they're really hard to see in the wild but here in the Zoo they're actually one of the animals that enjoys interactions with keepers the most.