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.
Generally seen strolling along the ground or half buried in soil for a sleep in the wild, the Echidnas at Taronga’s Education Centre which meet students and visitors have been given a new exercise regime.
The annual Taronga Foundation Dinner at The Establishment in Sydney set a new record last night, raising $300,000 for wildlife.
Taronga Zoo is proud to care for some of the oldest chimpanzees in the world, and this year three of our 'old girls' are celebrating168 years between them.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating over 168 years of Chimpanzee history with three of the world’s oldest Chimpanzees.
Taronga's popular Meerkats have hardly noticed the colder weather, warming up under heat lamps in their exhibit if they feel chilly.
Education staff from Taronga Zoo and Little Penguin specialists have been out in the Manly area with local school students recently for the next stage of Project Penguin.
The last two ‘Fearless at Taronga’ programs in April were another great success. ‘Fearless at Taronga' is a short course which aims to address fears and phobias of spiders, reptiles and amphibians, through education and increased awareness.
At three months of age today our second elephant calf Pathi Harn now clocks in at a whopping 226kgs and is a healthy bundle of fun, energy and noise. He’s a really great calf with so much to learn. And learning is something that he’s doing a lot of by constantly mimicking mother Porntip, the aunts and companion, Luk Chai. Things such as watching them drink from the moat, eating pineapple tops or seeing Luk Chai balance on a log is what Pathi Harn attempts to do only moments after watching the behaviours himself.
A Mosman Kookaburra is flying home today after shedding almost 100 grams under the Zoo veterinarians’ weight loss boot camp.

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