Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Pygmy Hippo laps up the fun

Pygmy Hippo laps up fun in the family pond
Kamina, our Pygmy Hippo calf is thriving, and Keeper Gabe Virgona explains why it’s easiest to see her before mid-afternoon each day.

Lions cubs growing up

Lion cubs now six months old
Four Lion cubs are now six months old

Elephant birth update: Taronga keepers at the ready for calf due within days

Asian Elephant Pak Boon with her first calf Tukta at Taronga Zoo Sydney
Keeper Johny updates us on the progress of our Asian Elephant Pak Boon who’s calf is due to be born any day now.

10 endangered species saved from extinction by zoos

Zoos across the world are helping keep endangered species safe from extinction. Here are 10 amazing species saved from the brink by zoo conservation.

Helping to save the pack

African Wild Dog populations have dwindled rapidly in recent times due to habitat loss, disease and poaching activities, leaving only 3000-5000 remaining in the wild. This is a scary statistic!

Getting ready for a baby Elephant at Taronga Zoo Sydney

It’s all hands on deck at Taronga Zoo as keepers prepare for the birth of an Asian Elephant. Here’s keeper Tim on how Taronga’s staff—and the elephants—are getting ready for the big moment.

Getting to know Gung

With the much-anticipated birth of Pak Boon’s second calf getting closer, there is one important factor that hasn’t received as much attention – and his name is Gung.

Sabai is six months old!

Sabai now six months old
Today marks a big milestone for Sabai the Asian Elephant calf, he is now six months old!

Taronga offers $50,000 to get your green idea off the ground

Ever had an idea that could change the world? Taronga Conservation Society Australia is offering up to $50,000 for innovative conservation ideas and inventions that will help protect our wildlife and help secure a sustainable future for our planet.

Helping hand for injured Echidna

Injured Echidna receiving check up from Zoo's veterinary staff
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital has been caring for a sub-adult Echidna for the past six weeks that was found in an abandoned mine shaft near Stuart Town

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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.