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Dentist visit for Tasmanian Devil
In January, Specialist Veterinary Dentist, Dr David Clarke visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to perform dental procedures on a nine year old resident Dingo and a four year old Tasmanian Devil which recently arrived at the Zoo.
Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings turn three
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings, Turbo and Peńa, the most recent Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings born at the Zoo, are turning three years old this week.
Whether you’re a native Sydneysider or exploring the city for the first time, you’re likely to spend a day at Taronga Zoo over the summer holidays. But did you know that you can sleep here too?
Researchers from Taronga and the University of NSW are looking for participants to take part in a focus group about visitor experiences at zoos.
Visitors may have noticed that a section of Taronga’s Chimpanzee exhibit has been closed to the public on certain days in January.
There are certain times of the year when the keepers get to have more fun than usual when creating enrichment items and one such time is Halloween.
A Long-nosed Bandicoot was recently discovered lurking in the gardens of Taronga’s Bird Show.
In 1916 Taronga Zoo opened its doors on Sydney’s North Shore and in 2016 we celebrated a century of wildlife commitment in style.
Sabai at six weeks old
At six weeks old and weighing in at 172kgs, Sabai our Elephant calf is definitely growing. His birth weight was 101kg.
Kamari turns one
It’s a special day for one of Taronga Western Plains Zoo residents - Kamari, our Southern White Rhino turns one today!

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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.