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2015 has been dubbed the Year of the Gibbon by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to help raise awareness.
Taronga’s primate keepers recently said goodbye to a trio of Western Lowland Gorillas, who have made the big journey across the water to New Zealand.
A tree planting day was held at the base of Kincumba Mountain Reserve on National Tree Day, as part of Taronga’s Project Habitat.
You can learn more about the impact of plastics in our oceans at a special event at Taronga Zoo on Thursday, 20 August, being held as part of Science Week.
Siri the Cheetah cub playing with companion puppy Iris
Taronga’s Australian Fauna keepers were very saddened by the passing of Sheila, our female Eastern Long-beaked Echidna, last week.
Today is International Tiger Day – a day to not only celebrate this beautiful species, but also show you just how much wild tigers need your help!
Project Yellow bellied Glider 2015 will be in full swing this Tuesday and Wednesday when 160 Central Coast students descend on Taronga Zoo.



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Public Notices

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.
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.