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Six Australian Pelicans were released at Chinaman’s Beach today by Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff who cleaned the birds caught in an oil spill at Newcastle.
Our Pygmy Hippo calf ‘Kambiri’ is growing up and no longer has the daily supplementary feeds from Zoo Keepers to give mother, ‘Petre’, a helping hand.
Taronga is celebrating 94 years of introducing people to wildlife!
Hi, bird trainer Brendan here, the one on the exchange program in Canada. Working over seas gives me so many opportunities to work with animals I have never trained before, from skunks, to yak, to raccoons and … Violet Turacos!? Never heard of the word turaco before? I don’t blame you, neither did I until I came here. The species I am working with is also called a Violaceous Plantain-eater, but I suppose that doesn’t help you either.
Keepers have hopes that Kiwi the Tasmanian Devil is carrying pouch young. She's part of an insurance breeding program for the species as a contagious cancer is wiping them out.
Taronga Zoo's General Manager Wildlife Conservation, Will Meikle, with 18 other zoo keepers and managers riding from Sydney to the Gold Coast for Australasia's zoos and aquariums to raise awareness of wildlife in National Threatened Species Week. Catch his regular blogs over coming days
Tragically, Sumatran Tigers are on the brink of extinction with only 300 remaining in the wild, due to poaching, the illegal trade in tiger parts for traditional medicines and habitat loss. Less than 4000 Tigers of all sub-species are believed to remain in the wild. Read about Taronga's commitment to safeguarding a future for these stunning big cats.
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.
Taronga Zoo's General Manager Wildlife Conservation, Will Meikle, with 18 other zoo keepers and managers riding from Sydney to the Gold Coast for Australasia's zoos and aquariums to raise awareness of wildlife in National Threatened Species Week. Catch his regular blogs over coming days:
Taronga Zoo’s three Bilbies, Dougal, Sparkie and Yippie, are revealing the shy ways of one of Australia’s least seen mammals to some lucky zoo visitors.

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