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Elephant in pool
The four new Elephants are already busily exploring their new home to the delight of zoo keepers. Mum, Porntip, and five year old calf, Pathi Harn, arrived on 24 April, whilst Thong Dee and her five year old calf Luk Chai have been at the zoo two weeks, arriving on 1 May.
Cheetah boys
Two male Cheetahs are now calling Taronga Western Plains Zoo home following their transfer from Halls Gap. After completing their quarantine at the Zoo's Wildlife Hospital, the pair moved to the Cheetah exhibit night yards where they quickly settled in, and are now on display.
This week, Taronga Zoo staff released over 1,100 critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog eggs in Kosciuszko National Park as the snow fell over their natural subalpine habitat. The eggs, bred at Taronga Zoo and Zoos Victoria, were released into a variety of natural and artificial pools as well as disease-free enclosures as part of an ongoing recovery effort to bolster population numbers of this rare frog.
Getting regular veterinary check-ups is a normal part of life at Taronga Zoo. It ensures that all animals within the collection receive the best medical care, and are capable of living full, healthy lives.
The problems that the Kibale Fuel Wood Project is addressing are far more complex than I had imagined.
My name is Sarah and I am a wildlife crime analyst. I currently work at TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
I’m visiting the Kibale Fuel Wood Project, which is led by New Nature Foundation directors Rebecca Goldstone and Michael Stern, and has been supported by Taronga through its Field Conservation Program since 2011
Recently keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed Tambo, a one year old male Bongo, to Dubbo from Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Tambo has come to Dubbo to join resident Bongo bachelor Kulungu, who is four years old, and has been at the Zoo since 2011.
Keepers are seeing a changing of the guard within the Meerkat group at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, as the 11 year old dominant female Umi starts to show her age.
Over the last 10 days 77 birds bred and reared at Taronga were released into Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park in north-eastern Victoria to bolster the dwindling population of wild birds.

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The mystery is solved! Keepers are able to confirm that our new gorilla baby is a boy. Photo by Rick Stevens. http://t.co/Lf2jCPNuFM
Our thoughts are with our colleagues at @ZoosVictoria after the sad passing of Melbourne Zoo’s Gorilla, Julia.
Someone is excited about Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day! Meet our newest Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo, Kimbe. http://t.co/VL0U2szUgj

Public Notices

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.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.