Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Our 2017-19 Conservation Field Grant recipients are already hard at work saving species all over the world.
Josie Montgomery with Asian Elephant
World Elephant Day is on Sunday 12 August and aims to raise awareness for the plight of elephants in the wild. Hear from Elephant Keeper Josie Montgomery about working with this amazing species.
Our 2017-19 Conservation Field Grant recipients are already hard at work saving species all over the world.
There has been recent interest in wild birds at Taronga Zoo Sydney, and we think this is a wonderful opportunity to talk about our breed-to-release conservation programs.
Sabai is becoming quite an independent and outgoing Asian Elephant. He now weighs 880kgs and will turn two years old in November.
Taronga Zoo Sydney’s Squirrel Monkey troop recently had their annual health check. Keepers and veterinary staff carry out a check every year to ensure all the primates are in good health. The procedure includes full physical exam including; dental, skin, weight check, parasite check and an overall body condition inspection.
Hire Centre redevelopment
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's hire centre is currently under construction to allow for new storage sheds and facilities to be built in order to improve the hiring service to visitors.
Two Takhi foals
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Takhi (Przewalski’s Horse) foals, Dash and Khan are now six and three months old respectively and are starting to interact with each other.
Caramello and her twins
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed two healthy miniature goats at around 3pm on Friday 29 June 2018.
Cheetah cubs being monitored via CCTV
Our Cheetah cubs were born on 6 June 2018 to mother Kyan and father Jana. Follow the journey of the first couple of weeks of the cubs through the eyes of their keepers.



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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.