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Taronga Blogs

Thursday 11th March 2010
We’re really pleased with the calf’s progress overnight.He is looking stronger and following his mum, Porntip, everywhere. He’s walking unassisted and suckling a lot from Porntip.
Tuesday 9th March 2010
Two kangaroo joeys are learning the ropes at Education’s encounter yard where school children can learn about our native animals.
Thursday 4th March 2010
Barry the Pacific Baza is a stunning addition to our bird show.
Wednesday 3rd March 2010
With some in body paint and others in crisply pressed uniforms I joined 85 of my Taronga staff mates for a memorable night, marching in Sydney’s 32nd annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Wednesday 3rd March 2010
This month you can read our guide on caring responsibly for your own animals at home and do your bit for biodiversity by protecting native wildlife. A dog or cat can be your best friend, but it takes a bit of work, lots of love and some patience.
Tuesday 2nd March 2010
It is often said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks however at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Cuddles the African Elephant who is 39 years old, is proving this theory wrong having learnt how to kick and pass a football.
Monday 1st March 2010
Whilst in Dubbo for a trial match against the Canberra Raiders, the Canterbury Bulldogs took time out from training to visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The team came face to face with some of the Zoo’s most iconic animals including the Giraffe, African Elephants and Sumatran Tigers.
Friday 26th February 2010
Luk Chai has started exploring the lower elephant paddock at night with his Mum and aunties and making the most of the beautiful Sydney evenings.
Thursday 25th February 2010
Celebrations were in order this week for one of our Nile Hippos – Rumbin, who turned 24!
Thursday 25th February 2010
Sydney is about as far south as you’ll see a Pacific Baza but these ooddly named birds still come through Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital from time to time.