Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Zoo keepers and staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted with the special arrival of an Oriental Small-clawed Otter pup, born on 20 February 2018!
Elephants have the longest gestation period of any land animal at 22 months. And with just over two months left until her due date in July 2018, Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s pregnant Asian Elephant cow, Porntip, is on the home run.
Motorists on the road during the autumn school holidays can help save Australian wildlife with some simple planning.
Dying and decaying large limbs and old trees are homes for wildlife and a source of food for insects, which in turn feed other species.
The Greater Bilby is one of Australia’s iconic animals. But unlike the kangaroo or koala, you’d count yourself very lucky if you ever saw one in the wild. The Bilby once occupied vast areas across the Australian mainland but there’s been a significant decline over the last 200 years—and population numbers continue to decrease.
Elio Bombonato, Taronga Zoo Sydney's Marine Mammals Precinct Manager tells us how we can enjoy sustainable seafood
The oldest male animal at Taronga Zoo Sydney turns 64 years old! What could it be?
Are you wild about seafood? Get a taste for sustainable seafood this week at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia veterinarian, Michelle Campbell, explains what International Women's Day means to her.
This year was the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and Taronga Zoo staff and volunteers were proud to share in the festivities.

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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.