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Taronga Blogs

Wedge-tailed Eagle with Brendan
Friday 26th July 2013
Have you ever felt like you stepped into a sci-fi movie or had a 'Back to the Future' moment? That's exactly what it was like for our Zoo Keepers when we trialled the first set of Google Glass to hit Australian shores.
Wild! Rhinos Student Ambassador, Hamish Wood
Friday 26th July 2013
Schools have a unique opportunity to decorate a baby Black Rhino sculpture as part of the Zoos’ Wild! Rhinos conservation art project.
Thursday 25th July 2013
Our primate keepers have farewelled an infant Francois Leaf - monkey who despite all efforts, failed to thrive.
Wednesday 24th July 2013
What animal is a mammal, like us, but lays eggs? It's named after a Greek Goddess who was half woman and half reptile. Read on to find out!
Giraffe calves, Khwezi and Mazi
Tuesday 16th July 2013
Our two Giraffe calves are the continuing to flourish and really finding their feet as part of the herd.
Lima the Siamang Ape grows in independence
Tuesday 16th July 2013
At just over one year old, Lima the Siamang Ape is becoming quite independent for his age.
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Friday 12th July 2013
It's not every day that you come face to face with Australia's largest bird of prey, but a group of kids from our Zoo Adventures program can now boast that they got up-close to this striking new Zoo arrival.
Behind the scenes at Black Rhino
Thursday 11th July 2013
Come behind the scenes at Black Rhino and learn about the what the Zoo's keepers and veterinary team are doing to help this species.
Wednesday 10th July 2013
What does the Platypus and the Opera House have in common? Give up? Well visitors to Taronga Zoo are finding out thanks to some volunteers who have been shedding some light on the elusive creatures.
Wildlife Hospital assist Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Wednesday 10th July 2013
Over the past four months Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital has seen a number of injured birds relating to gunshot wounds.