Taronga Western Plains Zoo is mourning the passing of Yum Yum, our much loved African Elephant. We estimate Yum Yum at 42 years of age, she has been the matriarch of the African Elephant herd at Taronga Western Plains Zoo since they first arrived on the 12th December, 1977.
I’m sure you’ve heard we humans are taking so many fish out of the oceans that many of the fish we like to eat soon won’t be there anymore.
There’s good news to report from the bird-watchers monitoring the Zoo-bred Regent Honeyeaters in Chiltern, Victoria. We released the birds over four months ago and there are still plenty of them around.
Taronga Zoo is pleased to have retained the position as Sydney's most popular experience for the fourth year in a row.
Local school student Tanna Nankivell visited the Zoo to present a $1500 cheque to the Taronga Foundation following her school’s efforts to raise awareness and funds for Sumatran Tigers.
Last night the Taronga Foundation auctioned the works of 20 renowned contemporary artists. Even with the election just around the corner and uncertain economic times ahead, Sotheby’s was packed with lots of people from the art world showing their support for the Zoo’s vital conservation work.
One of the most common questions we get asked after our Keeper Talk is: “Is that gorilla pregnant?”. The majority of the time the answer is no, “but why do their bellies look so big?”.
New koala and kangaroo joeys at Taronga Zoo’s Wild Australia are just beginning to poke their noses out into the winter chill from their mothers’ pouches.
Taronga Zoo, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Little Penguin, Taronga Wildlife Hospital
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, today welcomed the opening of Taronga’s new Tasmanian Devil Breeding Centre, expanding the zoo’s contribution to national efforts to save this species from extinction.

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