Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Bradley Trevor Greive is a passionate advocate for animals and an author of more than 20 books, including the heartfelt real life story of a magpie named Penguin. Here he shares why a connection with nature is so important.
Educating fishermen on the importance of the fishing cat may be key to the species survival.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s four African Lion cubs have turned one!
Taronga Wildlife Officer Jane Hall returns from a whirlwind research trip that saw her meeting with wildlife diseases experts from all over the world.
On 20 October, Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s three Cheetah juvenile cubs turned one!
Taronga Wildlife Hospital nurses Frances Hulst and Debbie Pritchard return from working with Woylie in western NSW.
Ecologists are studying little penguins to determine how they are coping with a changing environment.
Taronga Zoo’s Meerkat mob continues to grow, with keepers celebrating the birth of the first litter of playful pups this year.
Our Bongo breeding program has been given an exciting boost! We will soon be introducing a new female, Maisha, to the Zoo’s male Bongo for mating.
Scientists at Taronga are studying sharks like never before.

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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.